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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,243Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$557K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
410 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

$463K

2014

$461K

2015

$557K

2016

Number of Claims

10,324

2014

10,005

2015

11,243

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
FUROSEMIDE 777

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

99

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 498

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

82

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 324

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

P
DONEPEZIL HCL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

LATANOPROST 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

NYSTATIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

P
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
VALPROIC ACID* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCORTISONE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SILVER SULFADIAZINE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
SANTYL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

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 Nov. 30, 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.