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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,935Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$697K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
215 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$769K

2014

$776K

2015

$697K

2016

Number of Claims

14,535

2014

12,524

2015

9,935

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
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 823

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

73

patients, 34% of all patients

10
WARFARIN SODIUM 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

53

patients, 25% of all patients

HEPARIN SODIUM 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

43

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

46

patients, 21% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

43

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

46

patients, 21% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

48

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

41

patients, 19% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 14% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

BACLOFEN 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

SODIUM BICARBONATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

10
BUDESONIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

LIDOCAINE HCL* 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 13% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
OMEPRAZOLE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 15% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

36

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

LANTUS 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 11% of all patients

VANCOMYCIN HCL* 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

31

patients, 14% of all patients

A
PHENYTOIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 5% of all patients

PROCRIT 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

P
OXYCODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

O
TRANSDERM-SCOP 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

FENTANYL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

O
AMIODARONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
MIDODRINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
SIMVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
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 Aug. 11, 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.