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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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8,408Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$519K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
280 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

2014

$233K

2015

$519K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

4,815

2015

8,408

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.

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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.

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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 500

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

71

patients, 25% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

37

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVEMIR 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

44

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

48

patients, 17% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

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ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

44

patients, 16% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

BACLOFEN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

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TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

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METFORMIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

TRANSDERM-SCOP 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 10% of all patients

FENTANYL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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ONDANSETRON ODT 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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CLOPIDOGREL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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ALBUTEROL SULFATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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KLOR-CON 10 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

A
HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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NOVOLOG 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

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 Jan. 4, 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.