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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,541Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$524K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
462 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
32% 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

$595K

2014

$583K

2015

$524K

2016

Number of Claims

14,473

2014

13,806

2015

12,541

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 627

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

622

prescriptions.

104

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 509

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

93

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 491

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 426

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

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LOVASTATIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

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HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LANTUS 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11 O
BUDESONIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Nov. 1, 2007.
  • 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.