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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,098Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$394K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
275 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

$531K

2014

$270K

2015

$394K

2016

Number of Claims

12,237

2014

5,718

2015

8,098

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.

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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
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 331

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 303

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

52

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

43

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

44

patients, 16% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

HEPARIN SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

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GABAPENTIN 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

44

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

JANTOVEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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DONEPEZIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

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NYSTATIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

FENTANYL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
MUPIROCIN* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

LACTULOSE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P
FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 O
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

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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 Feb. 13, 2015.
  • 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.