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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,530Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.94M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
327 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

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

$2.11M

2014

$2.07M

2015

$1.94M

2016

Number of Claims

26,727

2014

25,651

2015

22,530

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,124

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,061

prescriptions.

124

patients, 38% of all patients

CRESTOR 905

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

835

prescriptions.

118

patients, 36% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 693

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

76

patients, 23% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 689

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

71

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 495

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

VALSARTAN 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

71

patients, 22% of all patients

DEXILANT 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

TRADJENTA 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

BENICAR 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

SYNTHROID 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

VASCEPA 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

NEXIUM 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

VOLTAREN 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

72

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

RANEXA 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

ZENPEP 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

10
GABAPENTIN 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

124

patients, 38% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

94

patients, 29% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

CREON 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

LINZESS 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

CELECOXIB 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 P
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

ZETIA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

67

patients, 20% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
NISOLDIPINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11 10
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
ULORIC 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR HCT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
MISOPROSTOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Dec. 18, 2012.
  • 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.