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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,758Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$828K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
640 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$910K

2014

$867K

2015

$828K

2016

Number of Claims

18,090

2014

16,148

2015

14,758

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
FUROSEMIDE 711

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

136

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 703

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

135

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 677

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

147

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 663

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

129

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 577

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

123

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
NABUMETONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

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 June 8, 2017.
  • 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.