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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,958Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
382 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

$1.06M

2014

$1.06M

2015

$1.26M

2016

Number of Claims

15,339

2014

15,394

2015

16,958

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 845

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 602

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

87

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 552

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

98

patients, 26% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

89

patients, 23% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

65

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

63

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

67

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

PREDNISONE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

77

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

LACTULOSE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

TRADJENTA 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

NEXIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

72

patients, 19% of all patients

A
ELIQUIS 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

EXELON 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

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BACLOFEN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

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NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

RENVELA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

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LANTUS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

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AMITIZA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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PROCRIT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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AMIODARONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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DIGOX 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P
LABETALOL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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MIDODRINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
RIVASTIGMINE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

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SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 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 Dec. 29, 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.