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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,587Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.8M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
640 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$1.27M

2014

$1.39M

2015

$1.8M

2016

Number of Claims

7,881

2014

8,436

2015

9,587

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
ZETIA 1,350

prescriptions, 14% of all prescriptions

1,196

prescriptions.

354

patients, 55% of all patients

10
METFORMIN HCL 765

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

674

prescriptions.

211

patients, 33% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 687

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

164

patients, 26% of all patients

CRESTOR 667

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

236

patients, 37% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 531

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

169

patients, 26% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 494

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

134

patients, 21% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 480

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

143

patients, 22% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 382

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

195

patients, 30% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

VASCEPA 282

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 247

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOTWIST 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

10
PRALUENT PEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ONGLYZA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

WELCHOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% 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 Oct. 25, 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.