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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,921Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$784K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
364 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

$896K

2014

$940K

2015

$784K

2016

Number of Claims

12,522

2014

12,383

2015

10,921

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.

10

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 464

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 428

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

77

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

70

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 284

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

69

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 166

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P
VENLAFAXINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

A
NAMENDA XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
CLOZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
LEVETIRACETAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% 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 Aug. 31, 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.