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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,058Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
780 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

$1.27M

2014

$1.29M

2015

$1.21M

2016

Number of Claims

19,477

2014

18,394

2015

16,058

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.

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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.

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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 769

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

735

prescriptions.

165

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 715

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

162

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 696

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

148

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 634

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

154

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 509

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

CELECOXIB 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

JANUVIA 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

ATELVIA 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

10
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

RISEDRONATE SODIUM DR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

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FENOFIBRATE* 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

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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 July 12, 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.