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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,972Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
288 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
92% 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

$708K

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1.32M

2016

Number of Claims

6,431

2014

9,495

2015

12,972

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 671

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

97

patients, 34% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 495

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

93

patients, 32% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 487

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

58

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

95

patients, 33% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

60

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

68

patients, 24% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

59

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

54

patients, 19% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

56

patients, 19% of all patients

NEXIUM 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

50

patients, 17% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

50

patients, 17% of all patients

DEXILANT 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

51

patients, 18% of all patients

MELOXICAM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

48

patients, 17% of all patients

RESTASIS 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

VOLTAREN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

LINZESS 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

VASCEPA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

LACTULOSE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
PAZEO 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

ULORIC 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
NASONEX 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

METRONIDAZOLE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

A
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

ECONAZOLE NITRATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

VIREAD 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PROCTOZONE-HC 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 Sept. 4, 2015.
  • 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.