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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,254Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.63M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
775 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

$1.68M

2014

$1.68M

2015

$1.63M

2016

Number of Claims

23,395

2014

21,876

2015

20,254

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 995

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

905

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 646

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 634

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 624

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 467

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 465

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
NEXIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITIZA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ADVAIR DISKUS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DIGOXIN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

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LEVEMIR 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

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SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

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BENICAR HCT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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VENTOLIN HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VANCOMYCIN HCL* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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KLOR-CON M20 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A
BUPROPION XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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NAPROXEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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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 Feb. 9, 2011.
  • 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.