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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,144Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
697 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

$2.2M

2014

$1.59M

2015

$1.4M

2016

Number of Claims

43,567

2014

37,851

2015

33,144

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,791

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,738

prescriptions.

282

patients, 40% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,419

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,370

prescriptions.

216

patients, 31% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,337

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,304

prescriptions.

200

patients, 29% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 1,186

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,152

prescriptions.

170

patients, 24% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 1,024

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,019

prescriptions.

149

patients, 21% of all patients

10
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 967

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

962

prescriptions.

153

patients, 22% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 935

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

909

prescriptions.

290

patients, 42% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 933

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

921

prescriptions.

178

patients, 26% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 806

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

762

prescriptions.

244

patients, 35% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 654

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

161

patients, 23% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 640

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 589

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

121

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 576

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 496

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

119

patients, 17% of all patients

ATENOLOL 463

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 461

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 457

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 426

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 424

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

BACLOFEN 393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

NAPROXEN 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

141

patients, 20% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

CELECOXIB 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 316

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

VOLTAREN 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

P
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAZOLAM 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

10
ALLOPURINOL 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

PATADAY 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

A
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CROMOLYN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

NASONEX 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

A
BENICAR 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ROZEREM 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOTEMAX 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

ACARBOSE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

A
KETOCONAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

QVAR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RESTASIS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

SYMBICORT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

OLOPATADINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AZOR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VIREAD 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
COLCHICINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

EPINASTINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LUMIGAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCORTISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% 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 March 3, 2009.
  • 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.