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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,375Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$622K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
653 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

$443K

2014

$445K

2015

$622K

2016

Number of Claims

7,787

2014

8,631

2015

13,375

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 694

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 654

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 634

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

149

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 535

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

120

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 508

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P
BACLOFEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAZOSIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RENVELA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GENERLAC 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% 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 Jan. 20, 2015.
  • 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.