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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,063Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$640K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
393 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

$795K

2014

$675K

2015

$640K

2016

Number of Claims

15,962

2014

14,173

2015

14,063

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.

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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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,027

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

947

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 955

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

824

prescriptions.

94

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 597

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

103

patients, 26% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

65

patients, 17% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 521

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

90

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 452

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

69

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

78

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

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LATANOPROST 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ROZEREM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

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HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
COMBIGAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P
ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

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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 Oct. 21, 2009.
  • 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.