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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,733Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.21M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
475 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

$1.32M

2014

$1.39M

2015

$1.21M

2016

Number of Claims

30,378

2014

24,964

2015

17,733

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.

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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.

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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 969

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

863

prescriptions.

115

patients, 24% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 597

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 511

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

COUMADIN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

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TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

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NAMENDA XR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

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ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SENSIPAR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

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QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

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NUEDEXTA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMIFLU 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

A
RENVELA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

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TRAMADOL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ELIQUIS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
CALCITRIOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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ONDANSETRON HCL* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAVATAN Z 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTAMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 10
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
PROCRIT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Feb. 8, 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.