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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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35,787Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
886 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

$180K

2014

$963K

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

6,053

2014

33,202

2015

35,787

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 3,212

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

2,953

prescriptions.

354

patients, 40% of all patients

10
OMEPRAZOLE 1,816

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,661

prescriptions.

221

patients, 25% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 1,631

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,456

prescriptions.

185

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,511

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,411

prescriptions.

176

patients, 20% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,467

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,383

prescriptions.

173

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,121

prescriptions.

148

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,115

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

987

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 805

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

781

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 719

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 698

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 675

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

VITAMIN D2 638

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

155

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 610

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 592

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 517

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 507

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 496

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 484

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 439

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 435

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 432

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 430

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 423

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 363

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 341

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

226

patients, 26% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

126

patients, 14% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

UNIFINE PENTIPS 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

121

patients, 14% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 154

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 150

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 141

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

A
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BACLOFEN 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

VIAGRA 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LATANOPROST 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
ENDOCET 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
NITROSTAT 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

BENZONATATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
ALPHAGAN P 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
TERAZOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LUMIGAN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
AMMONIUM LACTATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
INSULIN SYRINGE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
TIMOLOL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

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 Oct. 2, 2013.
  • 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.