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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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27,184Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$915K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
970 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

$855K

2014

$951K

2015

$915K

2016

Number of Claims

30,003

2014

29,803

2015

27,184

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,234

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

875

prescriptions.

353

patients, 36% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 1,177

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

789

prescriptions.

243

patients, 25% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 1,048

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

784

prescriptions.

249

patients, 26% of all patients

SYNTHROID 914

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

143

patients, 15% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 870

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

254

patients, 26% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 848

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

206

patients, 21% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 793

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

203

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 780

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

184

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 715

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

137

patients, 14% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 651

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

150

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 631

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

172

patients, 18% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 612

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 603

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

147

patients, 15% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 578

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 538

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

132

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

136

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

159

patients, 16% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 371

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMULIN N 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

135

patients, 14% of all patients

A
NABUMETONE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

A
HUMALOG 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE VALERATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A
SURE COMFORT* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 2% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

COUMADIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 24

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ENDOCET 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
SURE COMFORT* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ETODOLAC 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

KENALOG-40 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCHICINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% 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. 12, 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.