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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,980Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$873K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
423 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

$248K

2014

$688K

2015

$873K

2016

Number of Claims

4,949

2014

13,290

2015

15,980

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,133

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

986

prescriptions.

118

patients, 28% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 783

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

736

prescriptions.

108

patients, 26% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 499

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

94

patients, 22% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 483

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

91

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

84

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

FENTANYL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

LANTUS 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

O
XARELTO 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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VOLTAREN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

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SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

A
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P
ARIPIPRAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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PERMETHRIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

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KLOR-CON M20 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

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LATANOPROST 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

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 Sept. 25, 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.