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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,261Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
408 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
96% 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

$1.98M

2014

$2.25M

2015

$2.47M

2016

Number of Claims

23,747

2014

24,781

2015

25,261

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,184

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,161

prescriptions.

121

patients, 30% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 878

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

873

prescriptions.

119

patients, 29% of all patients

CRESTOR 830

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

830

prescriptions.

102

patients, 25% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 747

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

82

patients, 20% of all patients

SYNTHROID 641

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

DEXILANT 628

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

78

patients, 19% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 510

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

CREON 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

NEXIUM 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 377

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

133

patients, 33% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

BENICAR 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

ULORIC 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUMET 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

LINZESS 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

RANEXA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

VASCEPA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

LIVALO 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

JANUVIA 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

103

patients, 25% of all patients

A
TORSEMIDE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
COUMADIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

AZOR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

ZETIA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

O
CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

AMITIZA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
SINGLE USE SWAB 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

SOTALOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
NITROSTAT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TELMISARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
QUINAPRIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
JENTADUETO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
AZELASTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 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 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.