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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,085Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$866K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
530 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

$1M

2014

$1.1M

2015

$866K

2016

Number of Claims

19,503

2014

29,374

2015

21,085

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 1,153

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

817

prescriptions.

126

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 721

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

97

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 712

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 687

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 582

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOX 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
PROAIR HFA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

A
NOVOLOG 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CALCIUM ACETATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
MIDODRINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
FLUCONAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

SANTYL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SULINDAC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 P
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FARXIGA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PENTOXIFYLLINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
SENSIPAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <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 July 9, 2017.
  • 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.