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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,231Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.75M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
441 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

$1.68M

2014

$1.75M

2015

$1.75M

2016

Number of Claims

22,403

2014

22,818

2015

22,231

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
SIMVASTATIN 886

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

744

prescriptions.

130

patients, 29% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 884

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

766

prescriptions.

124

patients, 28% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 717

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

104

patients, 24% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 577

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

82

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 543

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

83

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

74

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

90

patients, 20% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 323

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

78

patients, 18% of all patients

O
VOLTAREN 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

MELOXICAM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

123

patients, 28% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

SYMBICORT 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

RISEDRONATE SODIUM DR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

INVOKANA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

O
BUMETANIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LINZESS 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PROCTOSOL-HC 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LANTUS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
PATADAY 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

VESICARE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

COLCRYS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

A
XARELTO 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
PRIMIDONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

UNIFINE PENTIPS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ONGLYZA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% 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.