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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,269Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.72M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
384 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

$1.42M

2014

$1.54M

2015

$1.72M

2016

Number of Claims

14,725

2014

15,148

2015

16,269

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.

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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 1,282

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,116

prescriptions.

218

patients, 57% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 977

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

867

prescriptions.

155

patients, 40% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 617

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

115

patients, 30% of all patients

DEXILANT 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

108

patients, 28% of all patients

CRESTOR 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

81

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

BENICAR 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

73

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

70

patients, 18% of all patients

O
TRADJENTA 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

ZETIA 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

NAPROXEN 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

83

patients, 22% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

NEXIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

LYRICA 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

O
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

AZOR 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

JENTADUETO 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

RISEDRONATE SODIUM DR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

INVOKANA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

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JANUVIA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

JARDIANCE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIBENZOR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

70

patients, 18% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

A
JANUMET 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCORTISONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FARXIGA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
TRULICITY 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

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 May 11, 2008.
  • 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.