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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,414Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,067 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

$2.63M

2014

$2.5M

2015

$2.55M

2016

Number of Claims

22,747

2014

22,795

2015

21,414

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 1,073

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,051

prescriptions.

247

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 855

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

833

prescriptions.

196

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 657

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

146

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 605

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

103

patients, 10% of all patients

VASCEPA 587

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 586

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 582

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

138

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 489

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

125

patients, 12% of all patients

CREON 478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

111

patients, 10% of all patients

VOLTAREN 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

NEXIUM 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

171

patients, 16% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

124

patients, 12% of all patients

A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

INVOKANA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

A
MEMANTINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET XR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

PROLIA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIBENZOR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
VIREAD 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

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 Aug. 17, 2017.
  • 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.