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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,988Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$694K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
347 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

$566K

2014

$625K

2015

$694K

2016

Number of Claims

9,053

2014

9,976

2015

10,988

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 471

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

90

patients, 26% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 464

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

88

patients, 25% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

JANUVIA 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

LACTULOSE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

O
CLONIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

RENVELA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CLOZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
NAMENDA XR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PROCRIT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SENSIPAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

HEPARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% 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 May 14, 2008.
  • 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.