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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,198Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$888K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
370 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% 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

$1.06M

2014

$1.06M

2015

$888K

2016

Number of Claims

21,677

2014

21,153

2015

19,198

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.

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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.

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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
FUROSEMIDE 888

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

815

prescriptions.

73

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 878

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

783

prescriptions.

90

patients, 24% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 716

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

99

patients, 27% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 680

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

81

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 624

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

70

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

P
LEVETIRACETAM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

LATANOPROST 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

LACTULOSE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

P
OLANZAPINE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

P
MOMETASONE FUROATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

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CARVEDILOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

VALPROIC ACID* 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

SILVER SULFADIAZINE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

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HYDRALAZINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SANTYL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

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RANITIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

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IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN R 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

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NITROFURANTOIN* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

A
NOVOLOG 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

A
TAMIFLU 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

66

patients, 18% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

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RENVELA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
SENSIPAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
OMEPRAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
OSELTAMIVIR PHOSPHATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
KETOCONAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ALPRAZOLAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

A
CALCIUM ACETATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
HUMULIN 70-30 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
PERMETHRIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 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 Oct. 19, 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.