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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,392Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
776 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

$2.46M

2014

$1.7M

2015

$1.26M

2016

Number of Claims

37,052

2014

25,133

2015

20,392

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 1,144

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,077

prescriptions.

155

patients, 20% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 740

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

725

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 734

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

691

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

XARELTO 626

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 610

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

144

patients, 19% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 517

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 494

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ELIQUIS 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

P
MEMANTINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ONDANSETRON HCL* 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ALPRAZOLAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P
NYSTATIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LEVOFLOXACIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O
EXELON 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RESTASIS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
INCRUSE ELLIPTA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
BREO ELLIPTA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LIDOCAINE HCL* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PERFOROMIST 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 10
CEFDINIR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

A
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 Dec. 8, 2016.
  • 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.