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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,777Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$618K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
291 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$557K

2014

$586K

2015

$618K

2016

Number of Claims

9,072

2014

10,199

2015

10,777

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
FAMOTIDINE* 430

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

73

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 401

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

69

patients, 24% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

51

patients, 18% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

50

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

36

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

P
RISPERIDONE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

P
SIMVASTATIN 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

NOVOLOG 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

XARELTO 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

DIGOXIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

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ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

41

patients, 14% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

VALPROIC ACID* 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

FENTANYL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 Aug. 6, 2009.
  • 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.