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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,155Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
804 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

74% 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

$1.37M

2014

$1.35M

2015

$1.48M

2016

Number of Claims

22,876

2014

22,376

2015

22,155

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 879

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

153

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 825

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

808

prescriptions.

137

patients, 17% of all patients

MELOXICAM 589

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

134

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

NEXIUM 547

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 473

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

O
MECLIZINE HCL 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CREON 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCRYS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

INVOKANA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

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CLONAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

A
FLOVENT HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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COLCHICINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

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AMIODARONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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METOLAZONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ULORIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Feb. 7, 2017.
  • 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.