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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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5,591Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$361K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
204 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
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

$303K

2014

$349K

2015

$361K

2016

Number of Claims

5,825

2014

5,734

2015

5,591

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.

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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
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 259

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

48

patients, 24% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 167

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

62

patients, 30% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

59

patients, 29% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

81

patients, 40% of all patients

A
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 106

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

61

patients, 30% of all patients

A
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

51

patients, 25% of all patients

VALSARTAN 102

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

37

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 15% of all patients

MELOXICAM 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 16% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 14% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

52

patients, 25% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 10% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

THEOPHYLLINE ANHYDROUS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 15% of all patients

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TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

34

patients, 17% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

35

patients, 17% of all patients

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PATADAY 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 50

prescriptions, 1% 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 Feb. 26, 2009.
  • 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.