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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,368Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.09M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
471 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

$858K

2014

$1.05M

2015

$1.09M

2016

Number of Claims

15,754

2014

16,578

2015

16,368

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.

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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 552

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

94

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

97

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

96

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

81

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMALOG 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

RENVELA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CALCIUM ACETATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

NYSTATIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

LATANOPROST 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SODIUM CHLORIDE* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 P
KLOR-CON M20 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P
ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O
HUMULIN N 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CARBAMAZEPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
MIDODRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
REPAGLINIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
VALPROIC ACID* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
BUDESONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

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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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.