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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,243Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.38M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
419 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$1.39M

2015

$1.38M

2016

Number of Claims

7,735

2014

7,223

2015

7,243

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.

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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 692

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

175

patients, 42% of all patients

CRESTOR 305

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

95

patients, 23% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 262

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

VASCEPA 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

SYNTHROID 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIBENZOR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

A
FUROSEMIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

JENTADUETO 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

EDARBYCLOR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

COUMADIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 Jan. 30, 2018.
  • 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.