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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,577Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$895K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
117 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
96% 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

$692K

2014

$785K

2015

$895K

2016

Number of Claims

6,062

2014

6,366

2015

6,577

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
CRESTOR 278

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

36

patients, 31% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 210

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

22

patients, 19% of all patients

DEXILANT 189

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

30

patients, 26% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

23

patients, 20% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

33

patients, 28% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 165

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

20

patients, 17% of all patients

NEXIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

25

patients, 21% of all patients

CELECOXIB 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

24

patients, 21% of all patients

VALSARTAN 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

20

patients, 17% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

17

patients, 15% of all patients

VOLTAREN 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 27% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

17

patients, 15% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

15

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

14

patients, 12% of all patients

SYNTHROID 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

11

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

11

patients, 9% of all patients

AMITIZA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 15% of all patients

LINZESS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

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JANUVIA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

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NAMENDA XR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 12% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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EDARBYCLOR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

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CREON 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 10% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 21% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 28% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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ALCOHOL PADS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 11% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 14% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 16% of all patients

ZENPEP 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 12% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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TRADJENTA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
OMEPRAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 10% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

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ALCOHOL PREP PADS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

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 9, 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.