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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,685Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
651 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

$885K

2014

$1.17M

2015

$1.46M

2016

Number of Claims

12,809

2014

16,234

2015

19,685

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,041

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,027

prescriptions.

149

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 786

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

131

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 611

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

108

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

SYMBICORT 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CRESTOR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

O
AMITIZA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
METOLAZONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ENTACAPONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A
NYSTOP 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% 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 March 18, 2011.
  • 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.