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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,811Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.51M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
260 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

$1.39M

2014

$1.54M

2015

$1.51M

2016

Number of Claims

12,347

2014

13,395

2015

13,811

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 1,050

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

986

prescriptions.

130

patients, 50% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 604

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

70

patients, 27% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 529

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

72

patients, 28% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

49

patients, 19% of all patients

NEXIUM 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

71

patients, 27% of all patients

CRESTOR 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

48

patients, 18% of all patients

VALSARTAN 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

49

patients, 19% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

44

patients, 17% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

36

patients, 14% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

36

patients, 14% of all patients

ATENOLOL 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

60

patients, 23% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

45

patients, 17% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

77

patients, 30% of all patients

VASCEPA 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

JANUMET 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

TRADJENTA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

PATADAY 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

50

patients, 19% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

COLCRYS 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

80

patients, 31% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

74

patients, 28% of all patients

A
RESTASIS 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

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FENOFIBRIC ACID* 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

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ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

SYMBICORT 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

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NASONEX 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

46

patients, 18% of all patients

A
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

JENTADUETO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

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MOMETASONE FUROATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 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 Jan. 4, 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.