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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,102Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,099 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

$2.44M

2014

$3M

2015

$3.14M

2016

Number of Claims

23,142

2014

24,959

2015

25,102

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.

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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 816

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

167

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 583

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 551

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 548

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

134

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 545

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

97

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

117

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 339

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

O
SYMBICORT 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

AZOR 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

CREON 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

COMFORT EZ* 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P
BENICAR 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

VASCEPA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIBENZOR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

STIOLTO RESPIMAT 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

INVOKANA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR RESPICLICK 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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NOVOLOG 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PHENOBARBITAL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

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SUBOXONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

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SERTRALINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

EDARBYCLOR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TRULICITY 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

A
MECLIZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITIZA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET XR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

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SILVER SULFADIAZINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NAMZARIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

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 Nov. 21, 2016.
  • 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.