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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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28,144Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$900K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
733 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

2014

$396K

2015

$900K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

9,691

2015

28,144

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 1,919

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,494

prescriptions.

289

patients, 39% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 1,253

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

829

prescriptions.

217

patients, 30% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,217

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

895

prescriptions.

177

patients, 24% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 1,202

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

815

prescriptions.

186

patients, 25% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 869

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

156

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 853

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

121

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 790

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 744

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

SYNTHROID 734

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 673

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 636

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 393

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 381

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 355

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 322

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

NAPROXEN 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

NABUMETONE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

O
RALOXIFENE HCL 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

A
VERAPAMIL ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOXYL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN N 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 26

patients, 4% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A
NIFEDIPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
SULINDAC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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 Dec. 10, 2012.
  • 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.