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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,385Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
401 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

$1.84M

2014

$1.57M

2015

$1.56M

2016

Number of Claims

14,994

2014

13,989

2015

12,385

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 833

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

125

patients, 31% of all patients

MELOXICAM 548

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

105

patients, 26% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 439

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

TRADJENTA 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

DEXILANT 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

CELECOXIB 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

NIACIN ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ESZOPICLONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LINZESS 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITIZA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

O
INVOKANA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ULORIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
EDARBYCLOR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% 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 Aug. 14, 2017.
  • 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.