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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,522Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
401 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$1.21M

2014

$1.2M

2015

$1.26M

2016

Number of Claims

13,187

2014

13,207

2015

12,522

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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

CRESTOR 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

DEXILANT 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

CREON 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

NEXIUM 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUMET 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

BENICAR 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VASCEPA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

VOLTAREN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

CELECOXIB 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CILOSTAZOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
AMMONIUM LACTATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 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.