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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,131Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$548K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
353 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

$654K

2014

$592K

2015

$548K

2016

Number of Claims

11,561

2014

10,343

2015

10,131

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.

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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
FUROSEMIDE 434

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

65

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 393

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

73

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

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SPIRONOLACTONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

56

patients, 16% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
QUINAPRIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

ETODOLAC 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PRIMIDONE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

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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 Aug. 22, 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.