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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,361Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
578 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

$1.44M

2014

$1.73M

2015

$1.83M

2016

Number of Claims

21,905

2014

23,094

2015

24,361

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,229

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,008

prescriptions.

203

patients, 35% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 900

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

143

patients, 25% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 606

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 591

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 588

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 582

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 558

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 557

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

MELOXICAM 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

172

patients, 30% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

127

patients, 22% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

DEXILANT 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

SYMBICORT 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DICYCLOMINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
ENDOCET 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
MOMETASONE FUROATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITIZA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORTHALIDONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

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 Aug. 16, 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.