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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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37,098Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,205 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% 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

$2.21M

2014

$2.53M

2015

$2.63M

2016

Number of Claims

30,483

2014

34,393

2015

37,098

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 3,681

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

3,638

prescriptions.

530

patients, 44% of all patients

10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 2,761

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

2,731

prescriptions.

409

patients, 34% of all patients

10
SIMVASTATIN 2,623

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

2,595

prescriptions.

405

patients, 34% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 1,025

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

993

prescriptions.

330

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 973

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

949

prescriptions.

164

patients, 14% of all patients

ATENOLOL 944

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

939

prescriptions.

144

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 935

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

930

prescriptions.

128

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 892

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

868

prescriptions.

139

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 810

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

810

prescriptions.

118

patients, 10% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 706

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 691

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 591

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

204

patients, 17% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 563

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 538

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 525

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

344

patients, 29% of all patients

A
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 482

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 465

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

118

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 370

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

144

patients, 12% of all patients

VALSARTAN 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

95

patients, 8% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

180

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

ACARBOSE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

10
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

100

patients, 8% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

135

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 172

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 171

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

112

patients, 9% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 167

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

99

patients, 8% of all patients

VIREAD 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

PATADAY 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VASCEPA 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

AZOR 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

TRADJENTA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PROLIA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOSTAVAX 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OLOPATADINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

LIVALO 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

ENTECAVIR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CREON 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ONGLYZA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
INVOKANA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

RISEDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

TERBINAFINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DEXILANT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

UNIFINE PENTIPS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ZENPEP 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
TELMISARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR HCT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ROZEREM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

RESTASIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 Sept. 3, 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.