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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,533Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$487K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
278 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

$450K

2014

$524K

2015

$487K

2016

Number of Claims

8,248

2014

9,314

2015

9,533

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 337

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

58

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

50

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

57

patients, 21% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

57

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

51

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

50

patients, 18% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

48

patients, 17% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

41

patients, 15% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

44

patients, 16% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

BACLOFEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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DULOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

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CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

P
TAMSULOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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ALPRAZOLAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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NYSTATIN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

HUMALOG 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
RENVELA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

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LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 Oct. 15, 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.