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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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25,693Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
758 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

$1.41M

2014

$1.61M

2015

$2.1M

2016

Number of Claims

16,042

2014

20,543

2015

25,693

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 2,820

prescriptions, 11% of all prescriptions

2,753

prescriptions.

421

patients, 56% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,636

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,597

prescriptions.

224

patients, 30% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 958

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

953

prescriptions.

134

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 938

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

913

prescriptions.

136

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 697

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 666

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 460

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 373

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 357

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

LINZESS 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

CREON 315

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

135

patients, 18% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

VASCEPA 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

NEXIUM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXILANT 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUMET 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET XR 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

A
CALCITRIOL 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITIZA 111

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROLIA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

INVOKANA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VOLTAREN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
ULORIC 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ANORO ELLIPTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ZOSTAVAX 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

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 12, 2015.
  • 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.