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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,407Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$619K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
202 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
99% 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

$794K

2014

$798K

2015

$619K

2016

Number of Claims

15,056

2014

14,956

2015

13,407

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
OMEPRAZOLE 607

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

76

patients, 38% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 550

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

73

patients, 36% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 504

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

55

patients, 27% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

43

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

43

patients, 21% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

48

patients, 24% of all patients

VOLTAREN 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

48

patients, 24% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

37

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

33

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

32

patients, 16% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

35

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

CRESTOR 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

36

patients, 18% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 14% of all patients

VALSARTAN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

ZETIA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

SILVER SULFADIAZINE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 14% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

34

patients, 17% of all patients

LACTULOSE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

NAPROXEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

62

patients, 31% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

NEXIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

TRADJENTA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
MEGESTROL ACETATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P
SUCRALFATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
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 Feb. 10, 2011.
  • 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.