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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,562Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
677 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

$836K

2014

$850K

2015

$1.3M

2016

Number of Claims

12,426

2014

10,689

2015

12,562

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
LISINOPRIL 539

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

141

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 441

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

116

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

116

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

CRESTOR 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

SYMBICORT 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

EASY COMFORT PEN NEEDLES 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

COMFORT EZ* 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

INCRUSE ELLIPTA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITIZA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

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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 Feb. 27, 2017.
  • 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.