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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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38,642Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$4.28M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
902 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$3.22M

2014

$3.74M

2015

$4.28M

2016

Number of Claims

26,416

2014

34,527

2015

38,642

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 1,075

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,003

prescriptions.

221

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 989

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

958

prescriptions.

210

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 988

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

907

prescriptions.

206

patients, 23% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 949

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

920

prescriptions.

201

patients, 22% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 903

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

844

prescriptions.

231

patients, 26% of all patients

PATADAY 788

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

154

patients, 17% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 689

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

144

patients, 16% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 688

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

140

patients, 16% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 677

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

146

patients, 16% of all patients

MELOXICAM 595

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

158

patients, 18% of all patients

JANUVIA 583

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 575

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 548

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 538

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 519

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 507

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

VOLTAREN 507

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

140

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 503

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

142

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 497

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 496

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

146

patients, 16% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 485

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 476

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

VASCEPA 466

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 446

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

TRADJENTA 410

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 409

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

151

patients, 17% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 399

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

113

patients, 13% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 380

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

NEXIUM 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 364

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 356

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

CELECOXIB 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

178

patients, 20% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXILANT 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

CREON 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

145

patients, 16% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

NASONEX 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

NAPROXEN 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 192

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 191

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

137

patients, 15% of all patients

A
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 161

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 158

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

A
NIFEDIPINE ER 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 155

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

RESTASIS 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

A
BREO ELLIPTA 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

SPIRIVA 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 131

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

O
MYRBETRIQ 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

COLESTIPOL HCL 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ENTECAVIR 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

P
AMMONIUM LACTATE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PROLIA 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUMET 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFDINIR 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ULORIC 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

VIREAD 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
AZELASTINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

A
RANEXA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AMITIZA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOFINE 32 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

JENTADUETO 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NYSTATIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PAZEO 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PROCTOSOL-HC 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
MEGESTROL ACETATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

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 March 2, 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.