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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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34,817Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
466 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$1.85M

2014

$1.91M

2015

$2.23M

2016

Number of Claims

29,618

2014

32,121

2015

34,817

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
GABAPENTIN 1,032

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

877

prescriptions.

145

patients, 31% of all patients

CREON 931

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

805

prescriptions.

110

patients, 24% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 907

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

804

prescriptions.

97

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 898

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

841

prescriptions.

112

patients, 24% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 889

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

808

prescriptions.

101

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 803

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

96

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 788

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

723

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 770

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

94

patients, 20% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 749

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

722

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

VOLTAREN 712

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

99

patients, 21% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 658

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

87

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 645

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

VASCEPA 606

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 605

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 593

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

ATENOLOL 523

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 521

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 511

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

88

patients, 19% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 509

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 474

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 464

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 448

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 400

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

TRADJENTA 396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 396

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 392

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 375

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

NEXIUM 340

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

119

patients, 26% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

SYNTHROID 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 165

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

THEOPHYLLINE 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

DEXILANT 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

103

patients, 22% of all patients

A
ROPINIROLE HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 129

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

COLCRYS 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LINZESS 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

A
METOLAZONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

NIACIN ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
CILOSTAZOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
DUTASTERIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
LOPERAMIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

EASY TOUCH PEN NEEDLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LABETALOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ANDROGEL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
INVOKANA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
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. 20, 2013.
  • 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.