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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,170Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.73M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
461 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

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

$1.85M

2014

$1.79M

2015

$1.73M

2016

Number of Claims

15,213

2014

15,322

2015

15,170

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 791

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

126

patients, 27% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 655

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

634

prescriptions.

100

patients, 22% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 566

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

555

prescriptions.

93

patients, 20% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

99

patients, 21% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

CRESTOR 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

JANUVIA 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

TRADJENTA 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

NEXIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

PATADAY 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

DEXILANT 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

VOLTAREN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

112

patients, 24% of all patients

A
GLIMEPIRIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

BENICAR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PAZEO 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VIREAD 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

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PROCTOZONE-HC 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

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MUPIROCIN* 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

NASONEX 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ULORIC 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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OLOPATADINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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VESICARE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

A
TELMISARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 March 20, 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.