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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,487Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$387K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
289 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
88% 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

$427K

2014

$382K

2015

$387K

2016

Number of Claims

10,289

2014

8,895

2015

8,487

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 649

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

80

patients, 28% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

52

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 241

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

50

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 216

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

SILVER SULFADIAZINE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

52

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

52

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

47

patients, 16% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

45

patients, 16% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

DIGOXIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

LATANOPROST 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

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IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

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PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

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SERTRALINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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TRAMADOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

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CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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RANITIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

HEPARIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

SANTYL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
MUPIROCIN* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

LUMIGAN 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 Sept. 30, 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.