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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,426Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
391 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

$1.25M

2014

$1.09M

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

20,671

2014

18,225

2015

17,426

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 818

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

86

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 715

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

97

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 552

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

95

patients, 24% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

65

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

LANTUS 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

NOVOLOG 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMALOG 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

XARELTO 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

LACTULOSE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

NYSTATIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

LATANOPROST 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

P
BACLOFEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P
VOLTAREN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

A
OLANZAPINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SANTYL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
LUMIGAN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
COLCRYS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PATADAY 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VALPROIC ACID* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
NITROFURANTOIN* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

A
AMITIZA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 O
LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
DORZOLAMIDE-TIMOLOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
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. 6, 2016.
  • 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.