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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,770Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$564K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
556 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

$678K

2014

$739K

2015

$564K

2016

Number of Claims

13,970

2014

13,634

2015

9,770

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 471

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 437

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 356

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

A
TRADJENTA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LANTUS 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% 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 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.