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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,524Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$836K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
621 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

$715K

2014

$790K

2015

$836K

2016

Number of Claims

15,780

2014

16,366

2015

18,524

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 1,046

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,002

prescriptions.

151

patients, 24% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 832

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 526

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

117

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

112

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

DIGOXIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

P
FAMOTIDINE* 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

A
SANTYL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

P
CLONIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

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KLOR-CON M20 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

O
XARELTO 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTOP 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ZETIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A
AMIODARONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

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NOVOLIN R 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

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 Oct. 27, 2016.
  • 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.