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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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24,930Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.87M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
701 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

$1.64M

2014

$1.72M

2015

$1.87M

2016

Number of Claims

19,419

2014

22,249

2015

24,930

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,498

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,452

prescriptions.

191

patients, 27% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,332

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,317

prescriptions.

188

patients, 27% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,261

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,235

prescriptions.

173

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,210

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,189

prescriptions.

170

patients, 24% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 900

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

888

prescriptions.

114

patients, 16% of all patients

NEXIUM 741

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

708

prescriptions.

137

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 709

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

217

patients, 31% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 676

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 666

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

661

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 639

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 625

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 528

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

129

patients, 18% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

VOLTAREN 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUMET 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

CRESTOR 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

BOOSTRIX TDAP 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

171

patients, 24% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

SYMBICORT 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

CELECOXIB 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

P
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

RAPAFLO 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

ZOSTAVAX 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

VASCEPA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

INCRUSE ELLIPTA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
PATADAY 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
RESTASIS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AZOR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
MOMETASONE FUROATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
AZELASTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ULORIC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CALCITRIOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FLOVENT HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

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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 Nov. 4, 2013.
  • 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.