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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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30,921Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$662K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
403 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

$452K

2014

$199K

2015

$662K

2016

Number of Claims

8,344

2014

3,809

2015

30,921

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 1,862

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,784

prescriptions.

90

patients, 22% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 1,169

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,066

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,169

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,143

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,167

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,012

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 1,054

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,020

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

P
LISINOPRIL 923

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

899

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 908

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

853

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 876

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

75

patients, 19% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 816

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

775

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 760

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 727

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 722

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

717

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 678

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 666

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 632

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 565

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 454

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 448

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 421

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 418

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 417

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 358

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 353

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

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NAMENDA XR 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

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DULOXETINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

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RIVASTIGMINE* 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

<11 P
XARELTO 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 144

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 130

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 125

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11 P
BACLOFEN 122

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

O
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

A
DILTIAZEM HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
DILT-XR 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
CEFTRIAXONE* 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
GALANTAMINE HBR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
TERAZOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

METHIMAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

DILTIAZEM ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

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LAMOTRIGINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE HCL* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

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 May 26, 2016.
  • 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.