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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,236Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$960K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
399 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

$896K

2014

$915K

2015

$960K

2016

Number of Claims

14,823

2014

14,340

2015

14,236

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
RANITIDINE HCL 950

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

145

patients, 36% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 524

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

90

patients, 23% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

89

patients, 22% of all patients

BACLOFEN 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

VOLTAREN 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

CRESTOR 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

NEXIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

JANUMET XR 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

SYMBICORT 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ACARBOSE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUMET 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

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EASY COMFORT PEN NEEDLES 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SENSIPAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

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 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.