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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,634Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.61M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
567 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

$1.75M

2014

$1.68M

2015

$1.61M

2016

Number of Claims

24,684

2014

24,260

2015

22,634

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,054

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,037

prescriptions.

152

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 852

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

840

prescriptions.

136

patients, 24% of all patients

AMPICILLIN TRIHYDRATE 706

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

202

patients, 36% of all patients

A 10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 678

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

100

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

107

patients, 19% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

144

patients, 25% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

CRESTOR 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

149

patients, 26% of all patients

A
CELECOXIB 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 333

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

NEXIUM 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

ATENOLOL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

VOLTAREN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVAZA 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

10
DEXILANT 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

94

patients, 17% of all patients

A
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

PAZEO 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

RESTASIS 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

EPIPEN 2-PAK 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

10
PATADAY 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

CREON 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

DIPHENHYDRAMINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ATELVIA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUMET 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

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CEFTRIAXONE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

A
HYDROXYZINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

FLECTOR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

RAPAFLO 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

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CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PATANOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPHAZOLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

PRED MILD 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

10
BENAZEPRIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOCINOLONE ACETONIDE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

SODIUM CHLORIDE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

LIDODERM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VIGAMOX 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
PLAVIX 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

RISEDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 Nov. 15, 2010.
  • 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.