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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,283Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$602K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
376 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% 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

$499K

2014

$574K

2015

$602K

2016

Number of Claims

7,933

2014

8,502

2015

9,283

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.

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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 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 242

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

HUMALOG 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

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AMIODARONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

NYSTATIN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
MYRBETRIQ 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<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 Nov. 6, 2009.
  • 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.