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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,456Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
317 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
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

$1.54M

2014

$1.85M

2015

$2.15M

2016

Number of Claims

10,864

2014

13,886

2015

15,456

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
CELECOXIB 935

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

896

prescriptions.

136

patients, 43% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 784

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

96

patients, 30% of all patients

CREON 714

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

94

patients, 30% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 586

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

71

patients, 22% of all patients

NEXIUM 538

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

81

patients, 26% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

62

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

CRESTOR 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

JANUVIA 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

63

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

VASCEPA 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

DEXILANT 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

106

patients, 33% of all patients

A
TRADJENTA 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

VOLTAREN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

81

patients, 26% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

VESICARE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUMET 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

PATADAY 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

RESTASIS 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

INVOKANA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

AZOR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

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TRAMADOL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

O
SYMBICORT 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

AMITIZA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
AMMONIUM LACTATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

BENICAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
FUROSEMIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CICLOPIROX* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

A
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

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 July 30, 2012.
  • 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.