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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,072Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$691K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
469 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

$848K

2014

$1.09M

2015

$691K

2016

Number of Claims

16,297

2014

20,242

2015

12,072

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 650

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 438

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

84

patients, 18% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

P
OMEPRAZOLE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
SIMVASTATIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

LATANOPROST 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LEVEMIR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
RANEXA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Jan. 11, 2017.
  • 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.