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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,502Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
241 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

99% 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

$1.03M

2014

$1.19M

2015

$1.47M

2016

Number of Claims

8,498

2014

9,224

2015

10,502

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
NEXIUM 674

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

103

patients, 43% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 558

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

77

patients, 32% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 510

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

70

patients, 29% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 448

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

51

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 427

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

52

patients, 22% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 341

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

78

patients, 32% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

41

patients, 17% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

40

patients, 17% of all patients

CRESTOR 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

37

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

ATENOLOL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

VASCEPA 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

50

patients, 21% of all patients

CREON 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

MELOXICAM 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

66

patients, 27% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 16% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

VIREAD 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 14% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

40

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

DEXILANT 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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JANUVIA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

WELCHOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

LINZESS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

ENTECAVIR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

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ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

CROMOLYN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

TRADJENTA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

VOLTAREN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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AMOXICILLIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

45

patients, 19% of all patients

A
DUTASTERIDE 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 Aug. 5, 2011.
  • 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.