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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,679Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
881 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

$953K

2014

$1.17M

2015

$1.26M

2016

Number of Claims

16,164

2014

19,983

2015

20,679

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 1,112

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,097

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,011

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

955

prescriptions.

152

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 816

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

175

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 654

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 283

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

P
KLOR-CON M20 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

NYAMYC 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SILVER SULFADIAZINE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

A
LACTULOSE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TAMIFLU 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P
OLANZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 P
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 31, 2008.
  • 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.