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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,859Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$301K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
262 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
69% 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

$287K

2014

$287K

2015

$301K

2016

Number of Claims

7,045

2014

6,909

2015

8,859

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
FUROSEMIDE 681

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

63

patients, 24% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 511

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 336

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

54

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

52

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

40

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

41

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 248

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

41

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 227

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

36

patients, 14% of all patients

MELOXICAM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

NYSTOP 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

PREDNISONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
BREO ELLIPTA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
SIMVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% 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 July 8, 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.