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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,459Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$3.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
839 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$2.19M

2014

$2.64M

2015

$3.01M

2016

Number of Claims

10,958

2014

10,427

2015

10,459

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
METFORMIN HCL 536

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

157

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 505

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

128

patients, 15% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 463

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

177

patients, 21% of all patients

SYNTHROID 411

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 388

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 278

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TRULICITY 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUMET 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN N KWIKPEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% 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 Jan. 30, 2015.
  • 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.