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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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31,838Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$4M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
700 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

$3.12M

2014

$3.42M

2015

$4M

2016

Number of Claims

27,978

2014

30,415

2015

31,838

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
NEXIUM 1,072

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,013

prescriptions.

139

patients, 20% of all patients

CRESTOR 989

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

922

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 946

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

922

prescriptions.

137

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 800

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

766

prescriptions.

118

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 717

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

712

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 680

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 678

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 618

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

131

patients, 19% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 541

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 515

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

SYNTHROID 486

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUMET 472

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 448

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 448

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 439

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 436

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

LINZESS 419

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

BENICAR 411

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 398

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

DEXILANT 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 349

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

VOLTAREN 334

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CREON 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

VASCEPA 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

RANEXA 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

COUMADIN 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

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INVOKANA 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

VESICARE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

JENTADUETO 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ALPRAZOLAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

A
MEMANTINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITIZA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ACYCLOVIR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

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NITROSTAT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ULORIC 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

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COLCRYS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
VICTOZA 3-PAK 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

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TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
RESTASIS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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EASY COMFORT PEN NEEDLES 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O
NASONEX 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIOVAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
COREG CR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

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PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JALYN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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PATADAY 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PROLIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 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 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.