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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,515Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
297 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

$1.87M

2014

$2.19M

2015

$2.32M

2016

Number of Claims

18,834

2014

20,784

2015

21,515

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
CRESTOR 726

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

708

prescriptions.

90

patients, 30% of all patients

NEXIUM 613

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

89

patients, 30% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

56

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

70

patients, 24% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

CREON 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

64

patients, 22% of all patients

VOLTAREN 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

66

patients, 22% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

74

patients, 25% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

56

patients, 19% of all patients

SYMBICORT 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

DEXILANT 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

NAPROXEN 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

66

patients, 22% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

BENICAR 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

LINZESS 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

50

patients, 17% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

SYNTHROID 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUMET 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

72

patients, 24% of all patients

A
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

AMITIZA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

CELECOXIB 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

ZETIA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

RANEXA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

SPIRIVA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
NITROSTAT 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

VESICARE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

A
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

INVOKANA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
VASCEPA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
DUTASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ANORO ELLIPTA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
NASONEX 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P
JENTADUETO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
LANSOPRAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PATADAY 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.