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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,453Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$630K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
231 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

100% 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

$845K

2014

$822K

2015

$630K

2016

Number of Claims

15,392

2014

14,236

2015

12,453

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 728

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

76

patients, 33% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 484

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

53

patients, 23% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

40

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

53

patients, 23% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

51

patients, 22% of all patients

JANUVIA 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

38

patients, 16% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

37

patients, 16% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

48

patients, 21% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

P
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

LACTULOSE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

42

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

P
CLOPIDOGREL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

LATANOPROST 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

P
RISPERIDONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
LABETALOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
AMANTADINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDICAL XL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
SANTYL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
COMBIGAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% 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 24, 2013.
  • 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.