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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,547Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.14M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
593 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

$825K

2014

$1.07M

2015

$1.14M

2016

Number of Claims

16,235

2014

20,360

2015

20,547

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
FUROSEMIDE 1,023

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,018

prescriptions.

129

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 943

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

929

prescriptions.

122

patients, 21% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 691

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 688

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 588

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 578

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 570

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 470

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

P
FAMOTIDINE* 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
XARELTO 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
SPIRONOLACTONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

EXELON 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
NAMZARIC 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTOP 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A
NYSTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RENVELA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
TIMOLOL MALEATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LEVEMIR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
RIVASTIGMINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
GENTAMICIN SULFATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 A
LATUDA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

A
NOVOLOG 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PROCHLORPERAZINE MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SANTYL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

20

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 March 14, 2017.
  • 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.