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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,863Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
331 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

$1.17M

2014

$1.17M

2015

$1.31M

2016

Number of Claims

14,169

2014

13,299

2015

13,863

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 596

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

85

patients, 26% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 490

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

61

patients, 18% of all patients

CRESTOR 462

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

63

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

73

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

65

patients, 20% of all patients

DEXILANT 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

NEXIUM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

JANUVIA 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

TRADJENTA 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

INVOKANA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

CREON 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PADS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

VOLTAREN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

COLCRYS 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

60

patients, 18% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

ELIQUIS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ULORIC 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 Feb. 18, 2016.
  • 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.