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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,796Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.73M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
686 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

$2.12M

2014

$2.64M

2015

$2.73M

2016

Number of Claims

17,202

2014

20,178

2015

21,796

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 844

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

149

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 747

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

718

prescriptions.

128

patients, 19% of all patients

CRESTOR 710

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

134

patients, 20% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 652

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

163

patients, 24% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

NEXIUM 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

126

patients, 18% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

166

patients, 24% of all patients

VOLTAREN 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

168

patients, 24% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

126

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

143

patients, 21% of all patients

BENICAR 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

VASCEPA 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

FAMCICLOVIR 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

184

patients, 27% of all patients

10
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

CELECOXIB 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

161

patients, 23% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

142

patients, 21% of all patients

A
RALOXIFENE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

COLCRYS 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

PAZEO 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LINZESS 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXILANT 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VIREAD 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

AZOR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ULORIC 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

RESTASIS 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

O
DICYCLOMINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

JENTADUETO 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRINTELLIX 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRIVA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

A
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CREON 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

OLOPATADINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NASONEX 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PROLIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

TELMISARTAN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CIPRODEX 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% 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 March 25, 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.