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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,815Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$513K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
171 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$530K

2015

$513K

2016

Number of Claims

10,708

2014

9,928

2015

8,815

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 324

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

40

patients, 23% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

31

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

37

patients, 22% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 240

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

26

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

27

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

27

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

28

patients, 16% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

20

patients, 12% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

24

patients, 14% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

18

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 12% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

40

patients, 23% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

O
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 12% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

VESICARE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

P
CLOPIDOGREL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE HCL* 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
SENSIPAR 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 9, 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.