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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,103Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$980K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
568 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

$576K

2014

$804K

2015

$980K

2016

Number of Claims

8,306

2014

11,633

2015

13,103

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 787

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

732

prescriptions.

171

patients, 30% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 574

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 562

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

122

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 482

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

135

patients, 24% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

JANUVIA 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

LATANOPROST 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SILVER SULFADIAZINE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

A
LACTULOSE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CALCIUM ACETATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
SANTYL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

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 Sept. 21, 2010.
  • 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.