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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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22,222Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
504 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

$1.95M

2014

$1.98M

2015

$2.07M

2016

Number of Claims

23,161

2014

22,497

2015

22,222

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 972

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

949

prescriptions.

124

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 923

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

918

prescriptions.

113

patients, 22% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 901

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

896

prescriptions.

112

patients, 22% of all patients

CRESTOR 822

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

817

prescriptions.

99

patients, 20% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 815

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

796

prescriptions.

107

patients, 21% of all patients

NEXIUM 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 555

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 513

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 424

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

TRADJENTA 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

DEXILANT 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CREON 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LINZESS 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUMET 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

BENICAR 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

COUMADIN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

JENTADUETO 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

INCRUSE ELLIPTA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITIZA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
RANEXA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
PROLIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

VASCEPA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 O
AZITHROMYCIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ACARBOSE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CILOSTAZOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
NITROSTAT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
NASONEX 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
REPAGLINIDE 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, 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.