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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,856Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$526K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
277 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
91% 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

$608K

2014

$569K

2015

$526K

2016

Number of Claims

12,496

2014

11,434

2015

11,856

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 527

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

57

patients, 21% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 490

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

70

patients, 25% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

77

patients, 28% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

53

patients, 19% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 316

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

39

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

NYSTATIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11
SIMVASTATIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
NEOMYCIN-POLYMYXIN-DEXAMETH 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

A
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLIN 70-30 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
METHIMAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LOPERAMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
SANTYL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCONTIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 O
ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
NYAMYC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 O
ARIPIPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11 P
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 March 2, 2011.
  • 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.