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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,614Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$521K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
442 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

$402K

2014

$731K

2015

$521K

2016

Number of Claims

8,218

2014

15,046

2015

9,614

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.

10

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 361

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

74

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

P
LISINOPRIL 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTOP 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% 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.