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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,668Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$980K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
693 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$921K

2014

$984K

2015

$980K

2016

Number of Claims

16,185

2014

17,144

2015

18,668

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.

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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 992

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

858

prescriptions.

154

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 920

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

190

patients, 27% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 847

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

186

patients, 27% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 634

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 626

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

120

patients, 17% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

FENTANYL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

151

patients, 22% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

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LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

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VENTOLIN HFA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

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METHYLPREDNISOLONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

JANTOVEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON 10 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P
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 Oct. 24, 2013.
  • 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.