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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,975Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
566 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

$966K

2014

$1.26M

2015

$1.3M

2016

Number of Claims

13,686

2014

13,510

2015

11,975

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
MELOXICAM 569

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

187

patients, 33% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 548

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

154

patients, 27% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 509

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

141

patients, 25% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 457

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

147

patients, 26% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 448

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

94

patients, 17% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

122

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

JANUVIA 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

P
TRIBENZOR 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

NAPROXEN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

VOLTAREN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

TRADJENTA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

COLESTIPOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

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 April 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.