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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,389Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$832K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
293 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
96% 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

$863K

2014

$758K

2015

$832K

2016

Number of Claims

9,796

2014

9,354

2015

9,389

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
SIMVASTATIN 703

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

78

patients, 27% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 662

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

80

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 394

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

62

patients, 21% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 343

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

10
OMEPRAZOLE 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

50

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

KOMBIGLYZE XR 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

10
MECLIZINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

58

patients, 20% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

58

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

INVOKANA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

JENTADUETO 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUMET 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

AZOR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

TRIBENZOR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

O
BENICAR HCT 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
VIREAD 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

NAPROXEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

EDARBYCLOR 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
NAPHAZOLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

VASCEPA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

BOOSTRIX TDAP 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

51

patients, 17% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 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 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.