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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,819Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,348 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

$3.57M

2014

$3.18M

2015

$3.38M

2016

Number of Claims

30,742

2014

27,552

2015

28,819

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
METFORMIN HCL 980

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

311

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 849

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

256

patients, 19% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 765

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

143

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 684

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

205

patients, 15% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 669

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

309

patients, 23% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 669

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

203

patients, 15% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 621

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

183

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 617

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

199

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 580

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

191

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 546

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

187

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

167

patients, 12% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

167

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

148

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

137

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 395

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

143

patients, 11% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

103

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

123

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

102

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

138

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

131

patients, 10% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

105

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

110

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

104

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

107

patients, 8% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

193

patients, 14% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

105

patients, 8% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

P
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

LINZESS 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

125

patients, 9% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

88

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

90

patients, 7% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

P
SUCRALFATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

85

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITIZA 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

103

patients, 8% of all patients

A
BYSTOLIC 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET XR 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RANEXA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

CLINDAMYCIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

CICLOPIROX* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CREON 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

A
SYNTHROID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

VASCEPA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

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 Dec. 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.