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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,621Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$811K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,964 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

$1.08M

2014

$959K

2015

$811K

2016

Number of Claims

36,839

2014

28,600

2015

24,621

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.

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.

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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
SIMVASTATIN 1,051

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,005

prescriptions.

296

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 974

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

930

prescriptions.

357

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 840

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

808

prescriptions.

235

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 819

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

147

patients, 7% of all patients

VIAGRA 810

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

162

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 765

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

760

prescriptions.

122

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 707

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

200

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 621

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

168

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 549

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

240

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 519

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

107

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

129

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

142

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

171

patients, 9% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

89

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

133

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

77

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

118

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 362

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

99

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

102

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

95

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

112

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

95

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

89

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

98

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

130

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

83

patients, 4% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

81

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

80

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

76

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

82

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

119

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

63

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

100

patients, 5% of all patients

FOLIC ACID 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

72

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

42

patients, 2% of all patients

VITAMIN D2 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

95

patients, 5% of all patients

LACTULOSE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

64

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

38

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

70

patients, 4% of all patients

O
HYDROCORTISONE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

65

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

48

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

69

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

145

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

63

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

46

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

84

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

44

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 1% of all patients

CICLOPIROX* 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

54

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

64

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

36

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

O
LOVASTATIN 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

49

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR RESPICLICK 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

41

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

91

patients, 5% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

37

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

87

patients, 4% of all patients

A
CILOSTAZOL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 1% of all patients

BENZONATATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

74

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTOP 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P
TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

GOLYTELY 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

77

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

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MOMETASONE FUROATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

39

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

XARELTO 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROSTAT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON 8 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOX 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% 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 Sept. 23, 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.