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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,766Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
415 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
87% 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

$1.65M

2014

$1.55M

2015

$1.56M

2016

Number of Claims

10,780

2014

10,500

2015

10,766

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
RALOXIFENE HCL 685

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

126

patients, 30% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 523

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

114

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 512

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

108

patients, 26% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

JANUVIA 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

VALSARTAN 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

CRESTOR 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

PROLIA 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

127

patients, 31% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

CELECOXIB 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

NEXIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

INVOKANA 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ONGLYZA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

AZOR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

KOMBIGLYZE XR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 Oct. 19, 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.