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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,621Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
569 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% 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

$2.59M

2014

$2.21M

2015

$1.63M

2016

Number of Claims

31,111

2014

27,605

2015

21,621

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
OMEPRAZOLE 871

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

796

prescriptions.

150

patients, 26% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 684

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

115

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

121

patients, 21% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 591

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

106

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 527

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

106

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

100

patients, 18% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

VOLTAREN 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

VALSARTAN 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

NEXIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

DEXILANT 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

110

patients, 19% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

VESICARE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

A
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

EXELON 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VASCEPA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LINZESS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

SYMBICORT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

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VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NASONEX 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P
CLOTRIMAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
MEGESTROL ACETATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

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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 Sept. 8, 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.