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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,430Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$335K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
223 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
67% 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

$537K

2014

$511K

2015

$335K

2016

Number of Claims

11,659

2014

20,100

2015

18,430

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 1,423

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,423

prescriptions.

76

patients, 34% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 962

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

957

prescriptions.

49

patients, 22% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 824

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

53

patients, 24% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 619

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

P
OMEPRAZOLE 618

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

618

prescriptions.

46

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 577

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

37

patients, 17% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 567

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

38

patients, 17% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

44

patients, 20% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

36

patients, 16% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

P
PAROXETINE HCL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

42

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

<11
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 12% of all patients

O
DIGOX 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

<11 P
LYRICA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 17% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11 O
MEMANTINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

<11
MIDODRINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

O
ELIQUIS 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
SIMVASTATIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

38

patients, 17% of all patients

A
HUMULIN N 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

36

patients, 16% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

A
DILTIAZEM ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
GALANTAMINE HBR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 11% of all patients

HUMULIN R 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
RIVASTIGMINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LANSOPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
FELODIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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. 12, 2016.
  • 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.