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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,787Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$624K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
144 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% 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

$736K

2014

$559K

2015

$624K

2016

Number of Claims

11,556

2014

8,344

2015

8,787

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 374

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

41

patients, 28% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

36

patients, 25% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 328

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

37

patients, 26% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 316

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

37

patients, 26% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

31

patients, 22% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 222

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 23% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 16% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 13% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 13% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 16% of all patients

O
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 11% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
SINGLE USE SWAB 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 19% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 P
CITALOPRAM HBR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P
CLONAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 8% of all patients

METOLAZONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

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 Aug. 27, 2010.
  • 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.