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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,384Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$498K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
970 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
65% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

$950K

2014

$650K

2015

$498K

2016

Number of Claims

19,707

2014

16,271

2015

16,384

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
CLONAZEPAM 2,395

prescriptions, 15% of all prescriptions

1,508

prescriptions.

405

patients, 42% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 1,334

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

991

prescriptions.

228

patients, 24% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 1,051

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

754

prescriptions.

200

patients, 21% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 1,007

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

222

patients, 23% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 833

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

129

patients, 13% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 777

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

144

patients, 15% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 703

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

P
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 646

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

124

patients, 13% of all patients

P
OLANZAPINE 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

P
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 462

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

P
LAMOTRIGINE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUPHENAZINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

P
OXCARBAZEPINE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIFLUOPERAZINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
PERPHENAZINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P
OMEPRAZOLE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P
CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

AMANTADINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

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 Feb. 17, 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.