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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,520Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
308 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$1.43M

2014

$1.46M

2015

$1.59M

2016

Number of Claims

13,101

2014

13,339

2015

13,520

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 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

59

patients, 19% of all patients

CRESTOR 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

NEXIUM 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

CREON 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

DEXILANT 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

SYNTHROID 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

VOLTAREN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

CELECOXIB 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUMET 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

RANEXA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

BENICAR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

NITROSTAT 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITIZA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PADS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

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 22, 2014.
  • 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.