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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,314Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$743K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
365 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

$714K

2014

$680K

2015

$743K

2016

Number of Claims

12,187

2014

11,024

2015

12,314

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 504

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

102

patients, 28% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

60

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

70

patients, 19% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

P
OLANZAPINE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

P
CLONAZEPAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
OXYCODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTOP 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

GENERLAC 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CEPHALEXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

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 June 12, 2008.
  • 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.