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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,057Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
434 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

$1.69M

2014

$1.94M

2015

$2.05M

2016

Number of Claims

16,051

2014

18,039

2015

18,057

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 660

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

97

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 480

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

NEXIUM 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

SYNTHROID 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

CRESTOR 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

BENICAR 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

JANUMET 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

98

patients, 23% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

DEXILANT 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

CREON 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

RANEXA 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIBENZOR 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

XARELTO 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

92

patients, 21% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

VALACYCLOVIR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

ATENOLOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LINZESS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPROL XL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

SPIRIVA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

COLCRYS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
DUTASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CILOSTAZOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

A
VASCEPA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SILVER SULFADIAZINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

TELMISARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
COREG CR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O
INVOKANA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

VOLTAREN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AZOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOSTAVAX 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

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 Aug. 3, 2010.
  • 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.