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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,005Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$841K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
99 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
25% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% 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

2014

$753K

2015

$841K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

9,170

2015

9,005

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
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 581

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

61

patients, 62% of all patients

LACTULOSE 431

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

40

patients, 40% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 379

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 35% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 341

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 339

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

34

patients, 34% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

38

patients, 38% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

38

patients, 38% of all patients

NEXIUM 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 26% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 231

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 15% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

36

patients, 36% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 25% of all patients

O
BACLOFEN 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 13% of all patients

SYNTHROID 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

38

patients, 38% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 17% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 12% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

29

patients, 29% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
VALPROIC ACID* 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 22% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

20

patients, 20% of all patients

BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 P
PHENOBARBITAL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
ZONISAMIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

25

patients, 25% of all patients

VIMPAT 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
BUDESONIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 11% of all patients

PROLIA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

48

patients, 48% of all patients

MIDAZOLAM HCL* 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

24

patients, 24% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 13% of all patients

O
ONDANSETRON HCL* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOCARNITINE* 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 13% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

28

patients, 28% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 30

patients, 30% of all patients

A
FUROSEMIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

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. 23, 2011.
  • 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.