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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,763Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
348 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

$1.03M

2014

$1.08M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

17,386

2014

16,945

2015

17,763

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 706

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

70

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

67

patients, 19% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

P
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

67

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

67

patients, 19% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

72

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

59

patients, 17% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

48

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

P
LEVETIRACETAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CHLORPROMAZINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P
CLOZAPINE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11 P
ZIPRASIDONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

AMANTADINE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUPHENAZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P
NOVOLOG 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
DRONABINOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

A
OXCARBAZEPINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LINZESS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P
MELOXICAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
NUEDEXTA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

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 June 20, 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.