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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,053Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.69M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
336 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

$1.31M

2014

$1.52M

2015

$1.69M

2016

Number of Claims

13,430

2014

14,642

2015

16,053

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 609

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

77

patients, 23% of all patients

CRESTOR 573

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

71

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

68

patients, 20% of all patients

NEXIUM 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

64

patients, 19% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

VALSARTAN 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

SYNTHROID 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

BENICAR 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

65

patients, 19% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

LINZESS 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

DEXILANT 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUMET 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

CREON 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

CELECOXIB 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

ULORIC 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

69

patients, 21% of all patients

A
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

TRADJENTA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
VASCEPA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

EXELON 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMZARIC 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
RANEXA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

NASONEX 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROSTAT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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 May 26, 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.