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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,145Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$284K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
292 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% 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

$159K

2014

$186K

2015

$284K

2016

Number of Claims

3,190

2014

4,522

2015

6,145

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 393

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 390

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

57

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 232

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

49

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

49

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 176

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 12% of all patients

LANTUS 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 100

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

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PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

A
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 Oct. 31, 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.