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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,827Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$768K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
490 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

$648K

2014

$706K

2015

$768K

2016

Number of Claims

11,137

2014

11,764

2015

11,827

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
METFORMIN HCL 678

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

126

patients, 26% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 568

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

109

patients, 22% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 505

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

107

patients, 22% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 497

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

91

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 441

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

VOLTAREN 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

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 25, 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.