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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,439Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$747K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
472 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$359K

2014

$576K

2015

$747K

2016

Number of Claims

5,673

2014

9,492

2015

10,439

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 556

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

99

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 481

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

96

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 456

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

92

patients, 19% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

P
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

JANTOVEN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

O
SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% 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 Aug. 17, 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.