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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,514Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.17M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
208 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% 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

$899K

2014

$996K

2015

$1.17M

2016

Number of Claims

7,611

2014

8,668

2015

9,514

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
CRESTOR 355

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

58

patients, 28% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 345

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

54

patients, 26% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

51

patients, 25% of all patients

DEXILANT 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

36

patients, 17% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

59

patients, 28% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

SYNTHROID 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

NEXIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

BENICAR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

CREON 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

VOLTAREN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 15% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

SYMBICORT 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

40

patients, 19% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

35

patients, 17% of all patients

JANUMET 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

RANEXA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

CELECOXIB 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

TRADJENTA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

47

patients, 23% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

46

patients, 22% of all patients

A
VASCEPA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

LINZESS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
TORSEMIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 Aug. 20, 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.