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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,379Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$607K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
121 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
45% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

$647K

2014

$652K

2015

$607K

2016

Number of Claims

8,147

2014

7,206

2015

7,379

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.

Drug Name Total Prescriptions Filled with Refills Prescriptions
to 65+
Patients Receiving this Drug Category
LACTULOSE 393

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

<11 22

patients, 18% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 267

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

36

patients, 30% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

16

patients, 13% of all patients

P
OMEPRAZOLE 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

24

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 20% of all patients

SYNTHROID 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 13% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 198

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 188

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

28

patients, 23% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 9% of all patients

P
SIMVASTATIN 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 19% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 18% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 128

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

14

patients, 12% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 17% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 114

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

12

patients, 10% of all patients

ZIPRASIDONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11 P
HALOPERIDOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 P
TRAZODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 11% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 17

patients, 14% of all patients

CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
GABAPENTIN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
FUROSEMIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 11% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
WARFARIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11 O
TEGRETOL XR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
BROMOCRIPTINE MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
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 Dec. 21, 2012.
  • 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.