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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,934Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$629K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
319 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

$544K

2014

$648K

2015

$629K

2016

Number of Claims

10,764

2014

11,387

2015

10,934

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 660

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

107

patients, 34% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 572

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

100

patients, 31% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 519

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

62

patients, 19% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

LANTUS 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

NOVOLOG 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

SANTYL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
SIMVASTATIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 P
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

O
MEMANTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
SENSIPAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Dec. 7, 2015.
  • 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.