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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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6,191Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$402K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
250 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

$222K

2014

$285K

2015

$402K

2016

Number of Claims

2,986

2014

4,328

2015

6,191

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 395

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

37

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

41

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 183

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 173

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

46

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 169

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

SILVER SULFADIAZINE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

NYSTATIN 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 117

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 110

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

P
FAMOTIDINE* 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 103

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

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METFORMIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

PROCRIT 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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SANTYL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

SODIUM CHLORIDE* 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

HEPARIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

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 Feb. 1, 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.