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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,855Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$763K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
333 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

$708K

2014

$799K

2015

$763K

2016

Number of Claims

12,543

2014

13,131

2015

11,855

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 674

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 586

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 552

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

82

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 478

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

64

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

P
LISINOPRIL 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

NYSTOP 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

LATANOPROST 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

76

patients, 23% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

COPAXONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
GENERLAC 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
NAMZARIC 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 O
LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PAROXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
TIMOLOL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 May 1, 2012.
  • 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.