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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,986Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
731 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

$552K

2014

$128K

2015

$1.18M

2016

Number of Claims

9,675

2014

1,934

2015

21,986

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
FUROSEMIDE 988

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

937

prescriptions.

201

patients, 27% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 949

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

908

prescriptions.

182

patients, 25% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 639

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 617

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

125

patients, 17% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 608

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

134

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 596

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

127

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

125

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 367

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

PREDNISONE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

P
CARVEDILOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

NYSTATIN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LIDOCAINE HCL* 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

EXELON 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFTRIAXONE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
METHOTREXATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

A
NEXIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A
IVERMECTIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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 Dec. 20, 2016.
  • 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.