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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,747Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$538K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
415 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

$551K

2014

$585K

2015

$538K

2016

Number of Claims

12,136

2014

10,800

2015

9,747

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 462

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 419

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 399

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

CRESTOR 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

81

patients, 20% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

SILVER SULFADIAZINE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

79

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

133

patients, 32% of all patients

A
CREON 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

LACTULOSE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

NEXIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

NYSTATIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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NYSTOP 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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MECLIZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
NYAMYC 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% 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.