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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,528Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.88M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
616 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% 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

$1.95M

2014

$2.42M

2015

$2.88M

2016

Number of Claims

15,853

2014

18,366

2015

20,528

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
CRESTOR 684

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

NEXIUM 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 502

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

SYNTHROID 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUMET 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

VASCEPA 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

VOLTAREN 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

LINZESS 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

DEXILANT 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

ZETIA 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ALCOHOL PADS 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CREON 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

A
AZOR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITIZA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
COUMADIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
JENTADUETO 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PATADAY 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ENDOCET 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
DUTASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% 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 Nov. 7, 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.