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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,219Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$762K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
485 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

$661K

2014

$707K

2015

$762K

2016

Number of Claims

13,116

2014

16,006

2015

18,219

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,028

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,028

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 838

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

833

prescriptions.

105

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 722

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

95

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 604

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 567

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 537

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LATANOPROST 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

ELIQUIS 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LIDOCAINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ERYTHROMYCIN* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

A
TIMOLOL MALEATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ONDANSETRON HCL* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MOXIFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

A
METHOTREXATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

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 April 4, 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.