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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,867Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$4.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

$4.02M

2014

$4.27M

2015

$4.33M

2016

Number of Claims

39,748

2014

39,627

2015

37,867

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
NEXIUM 1,318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,318

prescriptions.

147

patients, 31% of all patients

CRESTOR 1,235

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,223

prescriptions.

156

patients, 33% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,168

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,132

prescriptions.

142

patients, 30% of all patients

CREON 859

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

810

prescriptions.

90

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 799

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

799

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 741

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

724

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 729

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

VOLTAREN 726

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

98

patients, 21% of all patients

DEXILANT 654

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 646

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 591

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 575

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 553

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 552

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 539

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

O
CAPTOPRIL 530

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

10
BENICAR HCT 501

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 493

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

VASCEPA 461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

LINZESS 459

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 447

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

129

patients, 27% of all patients

10
ZETIA 432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

CELECOXIB 427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

BENICAR 375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 361

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

TRADJENTA 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

JANUMET 346

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

SYNTHROID 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

VALSARTAN 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

VESICARE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

TRIBENZOR 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PATADAY 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

EDARBYCLOR 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

10
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITIZA 151

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NASONEX 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLECTOR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

A
AMIODARONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O
NYSTATIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O
RANEXA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ROZEREM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 P
SPIRIVA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
AMMONIUM LACTATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ECONAZOLE NITRATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
AZELASTINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

DIOVAN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
KETOCONAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

INCRUSE ELLIPTA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
PREMARIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
UNIFINE PENTIPS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
NATEGLINIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
MOMETASONE FUROATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
EXELON 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ULORIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PROCTOZONE-HC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOCINONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

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 Aug. 2, 2007.
  • 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.