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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,361Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
520 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

$276K

2014

$451K

2015

$2.08M

2016

Number of Claims

4,627

2014

7,043

2015

18,361

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
BACLOFEN 689

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 577

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

89

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 533

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

93

patients, 18% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 509

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

89

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

HEPARIN SODIUM 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 29

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

O
WATER 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

10
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

COPAXONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

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LORAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

VALPROIC ACID* 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
NEXIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SANTYL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
AMANTADINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
REBIF 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 P
DANTROLENE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LATANOPROST 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTOP 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENYTOIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
BUDESONIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
ARANESP 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LIDOCAINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O
MYRBETRIQ 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 March 1, 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.