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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,990Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$423K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
197 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
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

$375K

2014

$508K

2015

$423K

2016

Number of Claims

8,633

2014

9,065

2015

7,990

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 525

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

29

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

39

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 211

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

45

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

37

patients, 19% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

29

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 21% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

20

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

LACTULOSE 120

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

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SANTYL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 11% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 8% of all patients

NYSTATIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 13% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

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LATANOPROST 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

ELIQUIS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 10% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CARTIA XT 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOX 50

prescriptions, 1% 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 April 9, 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.