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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,144Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$683K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
594 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

$478K

2014

$553K

2015

$683K

2016

Number of Claims

10,078

2014

10,273

2015

11,144

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 743

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 709

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

687

prescriptions.

118

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

LACTULOSE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPS 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

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 Jan. 16, 2009.
  • 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.