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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,224Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$452K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
322 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% 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

$329K

2014

$369K

2015

$452K

2016

Number of Claims

4,539

2014

5,961

2015

7,224

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 277

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 265

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 237

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

CELECOXIB 115

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

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CARVEDILOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
GABAPENTIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
MIDODRINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% 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 July 8, 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.