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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,616Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$997K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
513 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

$991K

2014

$957K

2015

$997K

2016

Number of Claims

19,468

2014

18,553

2015

19,616

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,091

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

901

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 827

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

741

prescriptions.

120

patients, 23% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 669

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 632

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

103

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

100

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

91

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

P
BACLOFEN 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

LANTUS 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

HUMALOG 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

P
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CLONIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

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ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

VIMPAT 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

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NUEDEXTA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

A
BUSPIRONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CEFTRIAXONE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

A
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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 May 30, 2016.
  • 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.