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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,555Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$482K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
351 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
82% 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

$636K

2014

$535K

2015

$482K

2016

Number of Claims

13,196

2014

11,850

2015

10,555

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 914

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

900

prescriptions.

133

patients, 38% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 703

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

120

patients, 34% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 582

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

79

patients, 23% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 442

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

72

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 395

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

61

patients, 17% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 370

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

CREON 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

VOLTAREN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

CICLOPIROX* 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

64

patients, 18% of all patients

A
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

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 Dec. 14, 2009.
  • 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.