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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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46,724Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.45M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,059 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


This Provider's History

A comparison of this provider’s prescribing in Part D since 2014. All years may not be shown if there is insufficient data.

Cost of Claims

$921K

2014

$1.14M

2015

$1.45M

2016

Number of Claims

35,147

2014

41,821

2015

46,724

2016

This Prescriber's Drugs

The table below list this provider’s drugs, the number of prescriptions and how many went to seniors. Drugs are ranked by volume and compared with the rank for all providers in the same specialty and state. The list below includes only those drugs for which this provider wrote 50 or more prescriptions.

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An opioid drug. More » Prescription opioids (painkillers) can help alleviate certain kinds of pain in the short term but carry serious health risks.

A

An antibiotic drug. More » Used to treat bacterial infections but are often prescribed incorrectly to treat viral infections, such as chest colds or the flu.

P

An antipsychotic drug. More » Antipsychotics are frequently given to dementia patients, though it increases their risk of death.

10

This provider is among the top 10 prescribers of this drug in the country.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for more days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be lower.

This provider’s prescriptions for this drug were for fewer days than those of peers. More » Because of this, his or her prescription count may be higher.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 2,237

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,092

prescriptions.

267

patients, 25% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 1,715

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,647

prescriptions.

209

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,639

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,508

prescriptions.

193

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,518

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,463

prescriptions.

182

patients, 17% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 1,406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,342

prescriptions.

187

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,238

prescriptions.

175

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 1,321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,269

prescriptions.

153

patients, 14% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,216

prescriptions.

160

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,173

prescriptions.

132

patients, 12% of all patients

VITAMIN D2 1,185

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,099

prescriptions.

250

patients, 24% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,018

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

967

prescriptions.

121

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,000

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

976

prescriptions.

123

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 963

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

888

prescriptions.

155

patients, 15% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 714

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

714

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 705

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 695

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 682

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 670

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

136

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 648

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 637

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 612

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 528

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 521

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

VIAGRA 507

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

115

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 505

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 468

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 464

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

233

patients, 22% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 445

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 443

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 431

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 376

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

137

patients, 13% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

FOLIC ACID 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

CICLOPIROX* 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

150

patients, 14% of all patients

ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 226

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 220

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 217

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 197

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 193

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

BENZONATATE 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

120

patients, 11% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

125

patients, 12% of all patients

A
NITROSTAT 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISOLONE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

90

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
GAVILYTE-G 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
METHOTREXATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A
XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
INSULIN SYRINGE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O
VERAPAMIL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
About This Data

Prescribing data from Medicare’s prescription drug benefit, known as Part D, was compiled and released by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, the federal agency that oversees the program. The data for 2016 includes more than 1.5 billion prescriptions written by 1.1 million doctors, nurses and other providers. This database lists over 460,000 of those providers who wrote 50 or more prescriptions for at least one drug that year. More than three-fourths of these prescriptions went to patients 65 and older; the rest were for disabled patients. Methodology »

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Caveats
  • No comparisons are shown if there are fewer than 20 prescribers in the state share this specialty.
  • Comparisons do not take into account the medical conditions of patients. Medications for certain conditions do not have generic alternatives, so patients would receive more expensive brand name drugs.
  • This provider's address and specialty information was last updated on Sept. 27, 2011.
  • Comparisons are based on each provider’s current address, not necessarily where he or she worked during the time period covered in this database.
  • In rare circumstances, providers' prescription tallies may be inflated. Sometimes providers are credited with prescriptions written by colleagues (this happens in long-term care facilities) or are victims of fraud involving theft of their provider number.