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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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33,974Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
595 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

$2.61M

2014

$2.54M

2015

$2.55M

2016

Number of Claims

34,801

2014

33,644

2015

33,974

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,422

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,393

prescriptions.

155

patients, 26% of all patients

NEXIUM 1,214

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,182

prescriptions.

145

patients, 24% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 870

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

854

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 842

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 811

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

789

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

ATENOLOL 790

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

765

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 750

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

750

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 679

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 673

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 665

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

JANUVIA 579

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 572

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 455

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN 438

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

SYNTHROID 404

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

COUMADIN 378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

10
LIDOCAINE 378

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

MELOXICAM 367

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

VOLTAREN 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 350

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 348

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

CREON 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

DEXILANT 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P
MEMANTINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 166

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 159

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 157

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 147

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 145

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 138

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

111

patients, 19% of all patients

A
DUTASTERIDE 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FAMOTIDINE* 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

COLCRYS 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MULTAQ 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
RANEXA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SILVER SULFADIAZINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LEVETIRACETAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
NIFEDIPINE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ESZOPICLONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
AZOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
MOMETASONE FUROATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

NASONEX 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PROCTOSOL-HC 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ACYCLOVIR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TELMISARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
AVODART 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

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 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.