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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,746Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.35M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
259 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

$1.17M

2014

$1.2M

2015

$1.35M

2016

Number of Claims

12,149

2014

12,506

2015

11,746

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 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

56

patients, 22% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

51

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

52

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

42

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

41

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

52

patients, 20% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

DEXILANT 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

36

patients, 14% of all patients

LINZESS 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

36

patients, 14% of all patients

NEXIUM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

44

patients, 17% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

CREON 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

BENICAR 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

36

patients, 14% of all patients

ATENOLOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

VOLTAREN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

41

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

SYNTHROID 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

CELECOXIB 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

TRADJENTA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAZOLAMIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

VESICARE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

A
SINGLE USE SWAB 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

PENNSAID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CILOSTAZOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
REPAGLINIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.