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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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39,804Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills

Rank: 5 out of 2681 providers in this state and specialty

$1.99M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions

Rank: 15 out of 2681 providers in this state and specialty

718 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients

How Does This Prescriber Compare to Peers?

In the same specialty and state. Caveats »

Drugs That Present Special Risks
Costs of Prescribing
higher than average Average for
this specialty
in Massachusetts
lower than average

Antipsychotics

30% of this provider’s 621 patients who are 65 and older filled at least one prescription for an antipsychotic drug, compared to an average of 2%.

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Antibiotics

36% of this provider’s 718 patients filled at least one prescription for an antibiotic drug, compared to an average of 18%.

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Opioids

10% of this provider’s 718 patients filled at least one prescription for an opioid, compared to an average of 11%.

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Brand Name Drugs

17% of this provider’s prescriptions were for brand-name drugs, compared to an average of 17%.

Prescription Price

$50 was the average price of a prescription from this provider, compared to $74 among peers.

Prescriptions per Patient

55 is the average number of prescriptions (including refills) per patient, compared to an average of 15.


How This Provider’s Patients Compare

Doctors often say their patients are sicker or more complex than those of their peers. The measure displayed below, used by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services, takes into account patients’ characteristics to estimate whether they are expected to have above-average Medicare spending. It considers patients’ age, sex, diagnoses from the past year and other factors. This provider’s score below takes into account all 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

$2.23M

2014

$2.02M

2015

$1.99M

2016

Number of Claims

39,635

2014

37,640

2015

39,804

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.

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This provider received at least one payment from a pharmaceutical company related to this drug in 2016. More » This flag only appears for the top 50 most prescribed brand-name drugs in Medicare that year.

This Drug's Rank
Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category For this Prescriber For this Prescriber's Peers
WARFARIN SODIUM 3,948

prescriptions, 10% of all prescriptions

3,725

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

1 10
FUROSEMIDE 1,657

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,487

prescriptions.

155

patients, 22% of all patients

2 7
TRAZODONE HCL 1,635

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,393

prescriptions.

230

patients, 32% of all patients

3 18
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,226

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,066

prescriptions.

188

patients, 26% of all patients

4 2
GABAPENTIN 1,098

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

964

prescriptions.

159

patients, 22% of all patients

5 13
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,081

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

960

prescriptions.

143

patients, 20% of all patients

6 4
LISINOPRIL 1,034

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

912

prescriptions.

155

patients, 22% of all patients

7 1
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 886

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

795

prescriptions.

128

patients, 18% of all patients

8 15
MIRTAZAPINE 819

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

775

prescriptions.

129

patients, 18% of all patients

9 28
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 777

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

705

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

10 9
OMEPRAZOLE 711

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

133

patients, 19% of all patients

11 3
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 706

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

12 52
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 658

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

13 6
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 636

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

P 14 45
SERTRALINE HCL 609

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

15 19
OLANZAPINE 513

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

P 16 66
RISPERIDONE 498

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

P 17 65
DONEPEZIL HCL 488

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

18 31
SIMVASTATIN 463

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

19 5
TAMSULOSIN HCL 456

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

20 21
METFORMIN HCL 440

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

21 11
GENERLAC 418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

10 22 174
GLIPIZIDE 407

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

23 39
NAMENDA XR 374

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

24 56
CITALOPRAM HBR 369

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

25 20
ATENOLOL 354

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

26 12
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

27 16
CLOZAPINE 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P 28 97
DULOXETINE HCL 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

29 53
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

30 68
RANITIDINE HCL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

31 29
NUEDEXTA 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

32 188
HALOPERIDOL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

P 33 155
FAMOTIDINE* 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

34 87
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

34 27
CLOPIDOGREL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

36 32
LEVETIRACETAM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

37 78
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

38 142
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

39 8
LAMOTRIGINE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

40 119
FINASTERIDE 197

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

41 50
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 193

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

42 84
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

43 30
FLUOXETINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

43 41
PREDNISONE 189

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

43 34
ARIPIPRAZOLE 188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

P 46 136
NOVOLOG 183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

47 125
BACLOFEN 181

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

48 89
SPIRIVA 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

49 67
NOVOLIN N 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

50 288
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

50 14
LANTUS 162

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

52 57
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

53 86
ALLOPURINOL 160

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

53 23
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

55 54
LORAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

55 17
MEMANTINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

57 75
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

58 24
HUMULIN N 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

59 284
PAROXETINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

59 60
HYDRALAZINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

61 91
CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

A 10 62 234
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

62 72
IBUPROFEN 133

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

62 44
ADVAIR DISKUS 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

65 51
KETOCONAZOLE 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

66 194
CARVEDILOL 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

66 49
NYSTOP 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

68 135
MECLIZINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

68 111
GEMFIBROZIL 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

70 150
NYSTATIN 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

70 115
LITHIUM CARBONATE 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11 70 209
HUMALOG 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

73 122
LATANOPROST 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

73 107
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

75 109
GLIMEPIRIDE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

75 58
MUPIROCIN* 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

77 213
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

78 70
OXCARBAZEPINE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

79 187
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

80 47
JANUVIA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11 81 69
VALSARTAN 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

82 48
SPIRONOLACTONE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

82 74
CEPHALEXIN 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

A 84 159
PHENYTOIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

85 309
DIGOXIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 85 85
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

87 101
IVERMECTIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

88 393
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

88 22
LEVOFLOXACIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

A 90 104
CARBAMAZEPINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11 91 217
PROAIR HFA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

91 37
LOVASTATIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 91 46
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

94 214
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

95 237
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

96 172
PERMETHRIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

97 453
BUSPIRONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

97 144
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

99 211
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

A 100 103
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

101 160
MELOXICAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 102 83
AMANTADINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11 102 307
LACTULOSE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

104 117
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 P 105 217
PERPHENAZINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 P 106 294
DEXTROSE IN WATER* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

106 481
ONDANSETRON HCL* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

108 165
BREO ELLIPTA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

108 166
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

110 141
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P 111 297
PROPRANOLOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

112 151
VENTOLIN HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

113 64
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

A 114 154
METFORMIN HCL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 114 40
KLOR-CON 10 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 116 168
CALCITONIN-SALMON 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

116 284
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 118 42
TORSEMIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 118 112
RISPERDAL CONSTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P 120 331
RIVASTIGMINE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 120 245
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

A 122 272
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 122 317
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

A 124 167
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 27, 2011.
  • 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.