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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,754Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$477K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
287 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

$523K

2014

$537K

2015

$477K

2016

Number of Claims

11,462

2014

10,530

2015

9,754

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 653

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

60

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 481

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

68

patients, 24% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 268

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

38

patients, 13% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

46

patients, 16% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P
TAMSULOSIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

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METFORMIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

FENTANYL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P
CLOPIDOGREL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

LATANOPROST 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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LACTULOSE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 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 July 1, 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.