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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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60,298Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.64M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
913 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$1.33M

2014

$1.57M

2015

$1.64M

2016

Number of Claims

53,353

2014

58,310

2015

60,298

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
RANITIDINE HCL 4,009

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

3,315

prescriptions.

541

patients, 59% of all patients

10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 3,977

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

3,249

prescriptions.

423

patients, 46% of all patients

10
METFORMIN HCL 3,044

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

2,481

prescriptions.

299

patients, 33% of all patients

10
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 2,622

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

2,309

prescriptions.

280

patients, 31% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 2,398

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,903

prescriptions.

287

patients, 31% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 2,186

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,920

prescriptions.

231

patients, 25% of all patients

10
CARVEDILOL 1,665

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,299

prescriptions.

169

patients, 19% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 1,519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,433

prescriptions.

152

patients, 17% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 1,518

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,354

prescriptions.

176

patients, 19% of all patients

10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,101

prescriptions.

176

patients, 19% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 1,397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,094

prescriptions.

151

patients, 17% of all patients

10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 1,359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,094

prescriptions.

160

patients, 18% of all patients

10
SIMVASTATIN 1,316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,061

prescriptions.

158

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

1,025

prescriptions.

238

patients, 26% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

999

prescriptions.

139

patients, 15% of all patients

SYNTHROID 1,011

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

817

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 874

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

716

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 848

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 806

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 801

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 779

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

663

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 761

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 736

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

139

patients, 15% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 725

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 714

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 699

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 697

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 648

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

172

patients, 19% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 638

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 585

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 572

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 516

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 500

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

LANTUS 445

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 50-50 389

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

10
FAMOTIDINE* 378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

10
VERAPAMIL ER 291

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 289

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 287

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 277

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 274

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 269

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 250

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 242

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 241

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 234

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 234

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 228

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 226

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 206

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 205

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

LATANOPROST 195

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 180

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NABUMETONE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOXYL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN N 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DESLORATADINE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

ESTAZOLAM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TIMOLOL MALEATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

COUMADIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
SULINDAC 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILANTIN* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FLECAINIDE ACETATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LABETALOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
EASY TOUCH* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
CEFADROXIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

A
DIGOX 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUMET 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
FLOVENT HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A
KENALOG-40 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
PREDNISOLONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

ONGLYZA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
PROCTOZONE-HC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
SUCRALFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 May 1, 2013.
  • 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.