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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,395Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$966K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
558 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

$792K

2014

$858K

2015

$966K

2016

Number of Claims

14,866

2014

15,757

2015

19,395

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 1,170

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,055

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 925

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

878

prescriptions.

106

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 794

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

152

patients, 27% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 731

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

116

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 568

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

94

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 457

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

P
DIGOXIN 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

LANTUS 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

P
TRAMADOL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

A
HUMALOG 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

A
XARELTO 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

A
BUPROPION XL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 A
RANEXA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BUDESONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN N 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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 June 27, 2013.
  • 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.