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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,060Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
443 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

$1.81M

2014

$1.98M

2015

$2.07M

2016

Number of Claims

17,724

2014

17,876

2015

18,060

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
CRESTOR 1,353

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,335

prescriptions.

176

patients, 40% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

79

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 499

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

NEXIUM 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

VASCEPA 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

DEXILANT 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

CREON 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

SYNTHROID 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

RANEXA 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

SYMBICORT 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUMET 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ULORIC 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

VOLTAREN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

LINZESS 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

COUMADIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11
TELMISARTAN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

JENTADUETO 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITIZA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
AZELASTINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TELMISARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DUTASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FARXIGA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CILOSTAZOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
MYRBETRIQ 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 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.