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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,342Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.62M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
577 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
8% 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

$1.66M

2014

$1.61M

2015

$1.62M

2016

Number of Claims

11,072

2014

10,313

2015

9,342

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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 666

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

182

patients, 32% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 413

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

116

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 370

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

110

patients, 19% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

SYNTHROID 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

90

patients, 16% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

NIACIN ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

FORTEO 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ZETIA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

A
FUROSEMIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HAVRIX 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

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 Oct. 13, 2011.
  • 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.