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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,729Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.79M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
359 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$1.35M

2014

$1.49M

2015

$1.79M

2016

Number of Claims

16,906

2014

18,703

2015

20,729

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 638

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

99

patients, 28% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 597

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

90

patients, 25% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 535

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

75

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 509

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

66

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

76

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

78

patients, 22% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

102

patients, 28% of all patients

MELOXICAM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

65

patients, 18% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

JANUMET 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

CELECOXIB 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

NEXIUM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

VOLTAREN 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

O
VENTOLIN HFA 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

TRADJENTA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

LINZESS 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CREON 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LACTULOSE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE-TAMSULOSIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
PROCTOZONE-HC 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
ACARBOSE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITIZA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

A
RESTASIS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
FLOVENT HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PADS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

VESICARE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

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. 3, 2008.
  • 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.