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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,726Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
451 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

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

$2.59M

2014

$2.77M

2015

$3.1M

2016

Number of Claims

21,741

2014

21,410

2015

21,726

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 836

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

836

prescriptions.

105

patients, 23% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 827

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

822

prescriptions.

100

patients, 22% of all patients

CRESTOR 788

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

766

prescriptions.

97

patients, 22% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 629

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

CREON 578

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

NEXIUM 576

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

VOLTAREN 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

LINZESS 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

DEXILANT 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

BENICAR 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

SYNTHROID 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

TRADJENTA 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUMET 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

RANEXA 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

XARELTO 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

AZOR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

10
HYDRALAZINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ISRADIPINE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

10
AMITIZA 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VASCEPA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDICAL XL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
TRIBENZOR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
UNIFINE PENTIPS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LIVALO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

RESTASIS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
PATADAY 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ULORIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NISOLDIPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

COLCRYS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% 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 April 5, 2013.
  • 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.