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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,483Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$480K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
439 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
62% 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

$743K

2014

$732K

2015

$480K

2016

Number of Claims

18,564

2014

16,373

2015

11,483

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 616

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 562

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 537

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

82

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 501

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

89

patients, 20% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 427

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

86

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

75

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

NYSTOP 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

NYSTATIN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

DIGOXIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLIN 70-30 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 P
IBUPROFEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 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 April 30, 2008.
  • 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.