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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,303Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$485K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
307 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

$715K

2014

$554K

2015

$485K

2016

Number of Claims

6,755

2014

7,047

2015

8,303

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.

10

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
RANITIDINE HCL 412

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

60

patients, 20% of all patients

HEPARIN SODIUM 310

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

CRESTOR 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

SANTYL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

JANTOVEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

VIMPAT 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
SPS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMULIN R 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LACTULOSE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

PEN NEEDLES 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.