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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,726Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$773K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
738 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

2014

$127K

2015

$773K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

6,742

2015

37,726

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.

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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
SIMVASTATIN 2,452

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

2,353

prescriptions.

290

patients, 39% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,608

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,524

prescriptions.

214

patients, 29% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,603

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,549

prescriptions.

186

patients, 25% of all patients

10
VITAMIN D2 1,593

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,546

prescriptions.

296

patients, 40% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 1,473

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,400

prescriptions.

180

patients, 24% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 1,462

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,401

prescriptions.

165

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,358

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,293

prescriptions.

173

patients, 23% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 1,073

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,068

prescriptions.

144

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,034

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,015

prescriptions.

135

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,028

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

998

prescriptions.

125

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 964

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

937

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 805

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

805

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 781

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 774

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 729

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 705

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 704

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 685

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

680

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 675

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 654

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 645

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 623

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 619

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

VIAGRA 554

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

CICLOPIROX* 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

FOLIC ACID 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

125

patients, 17% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

P
NIFEDIPINE ER 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 182

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LUMIGAN 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BENZONATATE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORDIAZEPOXIDE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

A
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LATANOPROST 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
KETOCONAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 Nov. 10, 2015.
  • 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.