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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,075Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
803 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

$614K

2014

$800K

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

12,669

2014

15,708

2015

19,075

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
FUROSEMIDE 672

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 638

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

145

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 594

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

141

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 573

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

138

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

129

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLIN N 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LATANOPROST 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P
VOLTAREN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

NYSTATIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A
AMIODARONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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SPIRIVA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
TRADJENTA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCRYS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

A
NYSTOP 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A
TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Sept. 26, 2014.
  • 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.