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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,266Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
320 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

$1.13M

2014

$1.12M

2015

$1.1M

2016

Number of Claims

15,440

2014

16,274

2015

15,266

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
TRAZODONE HCL 964

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

866

prescriptions.

109

patients, 34% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 558

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

70

patients, 22% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

56

patients, 18% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P
OMEPRAZOLE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

P
GABAPENTIN 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

P
LANTUS 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

NYSTOP 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

P
NOVOLOG 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

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DULOXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

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LYRICA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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HUMALOG 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

O
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
METHADONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
OXCARBAZEPINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
BREO ELLIPTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 April 22, 2013.
  • 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.