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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,875Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,353 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

$1.99M

2014

$2.27M

2015

$2.47M

2016

Number of Claims

17,075

2014

19,388

2015

20,875

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
METFORMIN HCL 782

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

231

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 659

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

174

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 567

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

199

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 532

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

179

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

132

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

160

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

145

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

117

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

115

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

137

patients, 10% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

247

patients, 18% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

225

patients, 17% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

104

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

166

patients, 12% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOFINE 32 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

149

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

139

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

82

patients, 6% of all patients

VOLTAREN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFASALAZINE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

O
JANUMET 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

TRESIBA FLEXTOUCH U-200 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

36

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 Feb. 1, 2012.
  • 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.