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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,053Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$587K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
267 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
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

$173K

2014

$386K

2015

$587K

2016

Number of Claims

2,920

2014

8,188

2015

13,053

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
TRAZODONE HCL 761

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

124

patients, 46% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 531

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

71

patients, 27% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 450

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

67

patients, 25% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

71

patients, 27% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

68

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

55

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

58

patients, 22% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

54

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

51

patients, 19% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

36

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

33

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

38

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

42

patients, 16% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

67

patients, 25% of all patients

JANTOVEN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

30

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

22

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVEMIR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

P
OXYCODONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LATANOPROST 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

O
HUMALOG 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

46

patients, 17% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

O
VALSARTAN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM INTENSOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

10
LEVETIRACETAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

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DIVALPROEX SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

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ATENOLOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

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CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

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 Jan. 9, 2008.
  • 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.