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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,265Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.85M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
550 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

$3.53M

2014

$3.84M

2015

$3.85M

2016

Number of Claims

33,422

2014

33,389

2015

32,265

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
CRESTOR 1,575

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,554

prescriptions.

191

patients, 35% of all patients

10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 923

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

901

prescriptions.

120

patients, 22% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 798

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

786

prescriptions.

90

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 686

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 681

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 670

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 602

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 588

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

NEXIUM 554

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

SYNTHROID 510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

DEXILANT 510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

ZETIA 427

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 414

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

BENICAR 404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUMET 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 368

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

RANEXA 345

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CREON 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

VASCEPA 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

AMITIZA 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

AZOR 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

VESICARE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

10
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

RISEDRONATE SODIUM DR 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

COUMADIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TRIBENZOR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

JENTADUETO 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TELMISARTAN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
DUTASTERIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
RISEDRONATE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

UNIFINE PENTIPS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORTHALIDONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ULORIC 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
NISOLDIPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 10
REPAGLINIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ONGLYZA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
FARXIGA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
EDARBI 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CLOTRIMAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LIVALO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Feb. 21, 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.