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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,593Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$997K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
155 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% 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

$1.23M

2014

$1.19M

2015

$997K

2016

Number of Claims

10,630

2014

10,003

2015

8,593

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 375

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

44

patients, 28% of all patients

CRESTOR 372

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

49

patients, 32% of all patients

NEXIUM 361

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

46

patients, 30% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

40

patients, 26% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

28

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

35

patients, 23% of all patients

CELECOXIB 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

39

patients, 25% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

27

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

27

patients, 17% of all patients

CREON 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

28

patients, 18% of all patients

VALSARTAN 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

22

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

20

patients, 13% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

35

patients, 23% of all patients

JANUMET 129

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

VOLTAREN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 21% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 15% of all patients

DEXILANT 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

SYNTHROID 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

BENICAR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

SYMBICORT 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 14% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 10% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 17% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 12% of all patients

ELIQUIS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 14% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 10% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 12% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% 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 April 10, 2008.
  • 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.