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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,526Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.79M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
281 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% 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

$1.86M

2015

$1.79M

2016

Number of Claims

25,499

2014

24,297

2015

23,526

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
IBUPROFEN 1,175

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,037

prescriptions.

149

patients, 53% of all patients

10
VASCEPA 943

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

863

prescriptions.

109

patients, 39% of all patients

NEXIUM 867

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

825

prescriptions.

101

patients, 36% of all patients

VOLTAREN 785

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

112

patients, 40% of all patients

ATENOLOL 692

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

68

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 623

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

71

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 618

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

70

patients, 25% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 615

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

65

patients, 23% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 562

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

74

patients, 26% of all patients

CRESTOR 536

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

70

patients, 25% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 519

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

70

patients, 25% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

64

patients, 23% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

48

patients, 17% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

42

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

41

patients, 15% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

70

patients, 25% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 329

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 328

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

VALSARTAN 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

DEXILANT 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

CELECOXIB 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

VESICARE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

SYMBICORT 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

53

patients, 19% of all patients

CREON 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

NASONEX 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 10% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

PATADAY 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOCINONIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
METHIMAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
PROCTOSOL-HC 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

51

patients, 18% of all patients

A
DIGOXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
NAMZARIC 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

O
EXELON 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PROCTOZONE-HC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

XOPENEX HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
COLCRYS 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 Dec. 22, 2009.
  • 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.