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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,933Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
302 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% 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

$1.02M

2014

$1.09M

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

13,185

2014

12,638

2015

11,933

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 465

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

53

patients, 18% of all patients

DEXILANT 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

62

patients, 21% of all patients

CRESTOR 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

67

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

48

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

48

patients, 16% of all patients

BENICAR 303

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

ATENOLOL 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

56

patients, 19% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

48

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

NEXIUM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

56

patients, 19% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

TRADJENTA 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

CREON 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

52

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

VOLTAREN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

ZETIA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LINZESS 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

O
BUSPIRONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
EDARBYCLOR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
NITROSTAT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
VALACYCLOVIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% 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 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.