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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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26,044Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$781K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
397 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

$623K

2014

$810K

2015

$781K

2016

Number of Claims

10,627

2014

17,858

2015

26,044

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 1,146

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

817

prescriptions.

90

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,136

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,054

prescriptions.

87

patients, 22% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 1,110

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

872

prescriptions.

79

patients, 20% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 923

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

860

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 852

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

847

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 825

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

494

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 720

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 603

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 599

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 523

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 477

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

PREDNISONE 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 382

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

P
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 343

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 342

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 327

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 325

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

O
NAMENDA XR 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

<11 P
BACLOFEN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

MELOXICAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

NYSTATIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 123

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 116

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

A
SUCRALFATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
CILOSTAZOL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P
OXYCODONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CEFTRIAXONE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P
SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

AMITIZA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE HCL* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

URSODIOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
JANUVIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.