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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,715Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
434 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
56% 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

$1.1M

2014

$1.1M

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

14,019

2014

13,827

2015

13,715

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 1,128

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,114

prescriptions.

180

patients, 41% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 916

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

902

prescriptions.

157

patients, 36% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 782

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

135

patients, 31% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 695

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

97

patients, 22% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 683

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

115

patients, 26% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 601

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

91

patients, 21% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 576

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

VOLTAREN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUMET 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

WELCHOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
AMMONIUM LACTATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
INVOKANA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O
DEXILANT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
CHOLESTYRAMINE LIGHT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
FUROSEMIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

UNIFINE PENTIPS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
NIACIN ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
VASCEPA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 July 8, 2014.
  • 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.