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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,121Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$899K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
550 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

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

$659K

2014

$771K

2015

$899K

2016

Number of Claims

10,435

2014

12,224

2015

14,121

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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,287

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,239

prescriptions.

177

patients, 32% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,078

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,056

prescriptions.

143

patients, 26% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 767

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

752

prescriptions.

114

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 714

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

94

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 543

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXILANT 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CREON 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

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METFORMIN HCL ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
RALOXIFENE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR HCT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
VASCEPA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
DUTASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
VIREAD 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 24, 2018.
  • 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.