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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,191Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$748K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
189 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
83% 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

$835K

2014

$787K

2015

$748K

2016

Number of Claims

8,942

2014

8,187

2015

7,191

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.

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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.

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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 562

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

75

patients, 40% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 523

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

69

patients, 37% of all patients

CELECOXIB 365

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

54

patients, 29% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

32

patients, 17% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

28

patients, 15% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

28

patients, 15% of all patients

VALSARTAN 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

28

patients, 15% of all patients

CREON 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

40

patients, 21% of all patients

NEXIUM 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

30

patients, 16% of all patients

MELOXICAM 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

31

patients, 16% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

28

patients, 15% of all patients

DEXILANT 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

55

patients, 29% of all patients

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CLOPIDOGREL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

JENTADUETO 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

INVOKANA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

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ZETIA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUMET 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

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FENOFIBRATE* 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

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OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

VOLTAREN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

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 April 14, 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.