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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,778Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$747K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
331 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

$611K

2014

$585K

2015

$747K

2016

Number of Claims

16,744

2014

15,168

2015

17,778

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 1,221

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,102

prescriptions.

86

patients, 26% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 931

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

908

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 603

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

89

patients, 27% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 561

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

63

patients, 19% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

84

patients, 25% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

61

patients, 18% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

63

patients, 19% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

LINZESS 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVEMIR 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P
ONDANSETRON HCL* 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

<11
RIVASTIGMINE* 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

VESICARE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

A
BACLOFEN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

O
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

CEFTRIAXONE* 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

A
DIGOXIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11
NUEDEXTA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11
XYLOCAINE-MPF 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

10
DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMZARIC 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 P
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

GENTAMICIN SULFATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

A
AGGRENOX 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

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 8, 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.