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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,130Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$949K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
175 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
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

$1.52M

2014

$1.3M

2015

$949K

2016

Number of Claims

13,417

2014

12,645

2015

10,130

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 528

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

44

patients, 25% of all patients

NEXIUM 495

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

49

patients, 28% of all patients

CRESTOR 416

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

53

patients, 30% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 406

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

46

patients, 26% of all patients

ZETIA 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

35

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

36

patients, 21% of all patients

CELECOXIB 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

SYNTHROID 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

34

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

VALSARTAN 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

VOLTAREN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

DEXILANT 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 19% of all patients

JANUMET 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11
NASONEX 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

VESICARE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
OMEPRAZOLE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
CAPTOPRIL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 10% of all patients

VASCEPA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
FUROSEMIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
ULORIC 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
FONDAPARINUX SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CREON 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
XOPENEX HFA 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 July 17, 2009.
  • 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.