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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,270Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$748K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
315 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$149K

2014

$649K

2015

$748K

2016

Number of Claims

2,880

2014

10,120

2015

12,270

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
FUROSEMIDE 552

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 502

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

73

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 494

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

67

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 435

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

74

patients, 23% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

68

patients, 22% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 311

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

HUMALOG 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

P
MEMANTINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVEMIR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTOP 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

GENERLAC 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
TORSEMIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
COLCRYS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
LITHIUM CARBONATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.