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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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23,510Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
749 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$461K

2014

$757K

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

10,336

2014

15,800

2015

23,510

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
FUROSEMIDE 990

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

963

prescriptions.

136

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 976

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

892

prescriptions.

126

patients, 17% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 792

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

727

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 712

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

151

patients, 20% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 647

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 563

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 550

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 531

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 524

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

128

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 337

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LEVETIRACETAM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

P
NYSTATIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CLONAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11 O
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

A
CARTIA XT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
SEROQUEL XR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 P
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SANTYL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
NUEDEXTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CALCIUM ACETATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 Feb. 8, 2018.
  • 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.