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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,479Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
699 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

$1.02M

2014

$1.23M

2015

$1.4M

2016

Number of Claims

19,777

2014

22,723

2015

22,479

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
OMEPRAZOLE 1,007

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

833

prescriptions.

178

patients, 25% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 864

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

168

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 781

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

MELOXICAM 753

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

197

patients, 28% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 720

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

114

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 613

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 567

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUMET 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

VOLTAREN 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

151

patients, 22% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

O
CRESTOR 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

O
MECLIZINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ENDOCET 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

A
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

PATADAY 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
EASY COMFORT PEN NEEDLES 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AZOR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
KETOCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET XR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% 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 July 9, 2010.
  • 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.