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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,669Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
537 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

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

$1.58M

2014

$1.9M

2015

$2.02M

2016

Number of Claims

14,332

2014

15,479

2015

16,669

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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 799

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

162

patients, 30% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 751

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

138

patients, 26% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 707

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

140

patients, 26% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 604

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

113

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

112

patients, 21% of all patients

VASCEPA 514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

97

patients, 18% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

105

patients, 20% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

CRESTOR 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

172

patients, 32% of all patients

A
RALOXIFENE HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

112

patients, 21% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

VIREAD 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

VALSARTAN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

98

patients, 18% of all patients

A
ALCOHOL PADS 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CREON 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXILANT 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

LINZESS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROLIA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PAZEO 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BRINTELLIX 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOSTAVAX 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

SYMBICORT 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

UNIFINE PENTIPS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RESTASIS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FORTEO 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITIZA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRINTELLIX 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

KOMBIGLYZE XR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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BYSTOLIC 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
AZOR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NASONEX 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ULORIC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 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 Dec. 12, 2012.
  • 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.