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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,395Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$986K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
543 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

$879K

2014

$908K

2015

$986K

2016

Number of Claims

12,800

2014

13,466

2015

13,395

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 754

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 589

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

108

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 514

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

111

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

IVERMECTIN 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

110

patients, 20% of all patients

10
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

FENTANYL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

A
LEVETIRACETAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

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ELIQUIS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PRADAXA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

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CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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RANITIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 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 Feb. 17, 2009.
  • 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.