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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,655Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
780 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

$2.45M

2014

$2.5M

2015

$2.35M

2016

Number of Claims

40,524

2014

41,107

2015

37,655

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,787

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,606

prescriptions.

228

patients, 29% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,453

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,393

prescriptions.

182

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,334

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,242

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,137

prescriptions.

187

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,126

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,021

prescriptions.

183

patients, 23% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 1,114

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,049

prescriptions.

156

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 1,013

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

890

prescriptions.

152

patients, 19% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 999

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

975

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 780

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

734

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 718

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

713

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

TRADJENTA 639

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 609

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 558

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 547

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 477

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 477

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 468

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 460

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

JANUVIA 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

P
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

127

patients, 16% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITIZA 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 185

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 176

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

P
SYNTHROID 175

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

METOLAZONE 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

RENVELA 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
SANTYL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

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DIAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

COMBIGAN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
OXCARBAZEPINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SENSIPAR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
TIMOLOL MALEATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALPROIC ACID* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 P
BENAZEPRIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROLIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LOVASTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRESIBA FLEXTOUCH U-200 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAVATAN Z 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
MUPIROCIN* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P
LITHIUM CARBONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LATUDA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 March 17, 2014.
  • 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.