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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,686Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$523K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
343 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

$521K

2014

$519K

2015

$523K

2016

Number of Claims

8,294

2014

7,686

2015

7,686

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 373

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 335

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 206

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 193

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMIFLU 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

103

patients, 30% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAZOSIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NYAMYC 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

CALCITONIN-SALMON 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P
FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

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 Oct. 19, 2007.
  • 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.