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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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32,386Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
798 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% 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

$2.06M

2014

$2.22M

2015

$2.43M

2016

Number of Claims

27,814

2014

30,685

2015

32,386

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 2,028

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

2,028

prescriptions.

255

patients, 32% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,906

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,901

prescriptions.

225

patients, 28% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,199

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,194

prescriptions.

153

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,027

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,027

prescriptions.

141

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 988

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

974

prescriptions.

202

patients, 25% of all patients

VASCEPA 936

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

936

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 810

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

805

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 744

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

744

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 720

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 714

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

714

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 629

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

VALSARTAN 535

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 508

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 434

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 416

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

123

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 385

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 336

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 332

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 319

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

RESTASIS 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

PATADAY 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

NEXIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

148

patients, 19% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

132

patients, 17% of all patients

A
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 153

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROLIA 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

EXELON 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 132

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PAZEO 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 118

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CREON 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROSTAT 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ACARBOSE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
DUTASTERIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 O
VENTOLIN HFA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
PLAVIX 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

O
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
AMMONIUM LACTATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TOBRAMYCIN-DEXAMETHASONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ECONAZOLE NITRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

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 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.