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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,934Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.65M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
970 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

$3.47M

2014

$3.6M

2015

$3.65M

2016

Number of Claims

42,408

2014

42,769

2015

39,934

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 1,524

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,408

prescriptions.

242

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,463

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,366

prescriptions.

231

patients, 24% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 938

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

915

prescriptions.

136

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 895

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

167

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 870

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

129

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 845

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

822

prescriptions.

123

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 791

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

140

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 674

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 651

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 642

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

175

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 636

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 601

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 582

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 473

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 455

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 445

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

273

patients, 28% of all patients

A
CREON 440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 410

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 403

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

NEXIUM 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 365

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

151

patients, 16% of all patients

CELECOXIB 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

P
RISPERIDONE 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

P
CLONIDINE HCL 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

DEXILANT 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

VASCEPA 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

BENICAR 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

P
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

TRADJENTA 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 198

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 187

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

RESTASIS 179

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 170

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

PATADAY 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MONOJECT INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

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CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMULIN R 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITIZA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOX 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

A
NASONEX 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MISOPROSTOL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

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CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

A
NITROSTAT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

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DICLOFENAC SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SOTALOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
ULORIC 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ENTACAPONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMANTADINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
TIMOLOL MALEATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
RAPAFLO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

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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 8, 2007.
  • 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.