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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,900Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.37M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
495 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

$1.28M

2014

$1.4M

2015

$1.37M

2016

Number of Claims

18,534

2014

17,887

2015

16,900

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 1,467

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,362

prescriptions.

246

patients, 50% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 968

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

930

prescriptions.

159

patients, 32% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 744

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

125

patients, 25% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 571

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

95

patients, 19% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

83

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

111

patients, 22% of all patients

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JANUVIA 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

224

patients, 45% of all patients

A
NIFEDIPINE ER 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

98

patients, 20% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUMET 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

INVOKANA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
SIMVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

STIOLTO RESPIMAT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
ONGLYZA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% 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 25, 2014.
  • 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.