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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,167Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
467 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

$962K

2014

$1.18M

2015

$1.46M

2016

Number of Claims

12,435

2014

14,358

2015

16,167

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
METFORMIN HCL 674

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

94

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 674

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

106

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 638

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

106

patients, 23% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

86

patients, 18% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

MELOXICAM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

CRESTOR 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LINZESS 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

VOLTAREN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

95

patients, 20% of all patients

A
ZETIA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAZOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
DALIRESP 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
PROLIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

O
IRBESARTAN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
VASCEPA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P
TEMAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
NAPROXEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
AZELASTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
LOVAZA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% 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 Oct. 26, 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.