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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,013Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$570K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
162 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% 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

$507K

2014

$538K

2015

$570K

2016

Number of Claims

6,831

2014

7,054

2015

7,013

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
CRESTOR 354

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

47

patients, 29% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 278

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

38

patients, 23% of all patients

NEXIUM 254

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

36

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

31

patients, 19% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

28

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

26

patients, 16% of all patients

SYNTHROID 186

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

20

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

25

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

24

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

20

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

18

patients, 11% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

23

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

20

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

JANUMET 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 107

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 13% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

BENICAR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 18% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 12% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 17% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
CREON 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

VOLTAREN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 11% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

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 July 5, 2010.
  • 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.