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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,968Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$885K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
515 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

$889K

2014

$851K

2015

$885K

2016

Number of Claims

19,001

2014

17,820

2015

17,968

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
FUROSEMIDE 798

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

112

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 732

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

124

patients, 24% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 675

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

102

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 597

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

PREDNISONE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

ATENOLOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

NYSTATIN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O
QUINAPRIL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

NYAMYC 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

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ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

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METFORMIN HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

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CARBAMAZEPINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

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OXYCODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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HYDRALAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
SYMBICORT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P
CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11 O
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 2, 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.