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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,986Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
464 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

$2.02M

2014

$2.09M

2015

$2.22M

2016

Number of Claims

23,948

2014

23,601

2015

22,986

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 818

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

798

prescriptions.

91

patients, 20% of all patients

NEXIUM 811

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

797

prescriptions.

113

patients, 24% of all patients

CRESTOR 704

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

93

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 625

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 614

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

SYNTHROID 568

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 564

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

VOLTAREN 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

CREON 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

DEXILANT 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

TRADJENTA 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

COUMADIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

LINZESS 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

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FINASTERIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CELECOXIB 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
COLCRYS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
NITROSTAT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

A
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
TRIBENZOR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VASCEPA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
TORSEMIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DUTASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ANORO ELLIPTA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

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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 Dec. 5, 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.