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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,088Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
570 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

$787K

2014

$1.08M

2015

$1.12M

2016

Number of Claims

16,360

2014

18,641

2015

20,088

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,054

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

949

prescriptions.

156

patients, 27% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 743

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

126

patients, 22% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 667

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

111

patients, 19% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 645

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

121

patients, 21% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 616

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

LACTULOSE 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NYAMYC 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

RESTASIS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P
RISPERIDONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 O
RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
RENVELA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 O
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
NUEDEXTA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 O
AMIODARONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 April 14, 2017.
  • 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.