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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,634Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.97M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
675 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

$1.89M

2014

$1.97M

2015

$1.97M

2016

Number of Claims

17,737

2014

19,000

2015

19,634

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.

P

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,370

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,351

prescriptions.

246

patients, 36% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,114

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,100

prescriptions.

209

patients, 31% of all patients

NEXIUM 1,010

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

998

prescriptions.

187

patients, 28% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,009

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

992

prescriptions.

174

patients, 26% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 730

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

127

patients, 19% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 715

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

148

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 682

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

133

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

188

patients, 28% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

164

patients, 24% of all patients

JANUVIA 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

213

patients, 32% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

120

patients, 18% of all patients

VOLTAREN 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

VASCEPA 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

SYMBICORT 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

VALSARTAN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

BENICAR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

OLOPATADINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

WELCHOL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

O
COLCRYS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

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GABAPENTIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PATADAY 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

A
DICYCLOMINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 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.