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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,824Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
651 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$927K

2014

$1.14M

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

17,217

2014

18,577

2015

17,824

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 729

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 653

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

145

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

128

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

NYSTATIN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

A
MEMANTINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

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PREDNISONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

VOLTAREN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

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VENTOLIN HFA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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NEXIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

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CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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LACTULOSE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

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NITROFURANTOIN* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

A
CHLORTHALIDONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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GLIMEPIRIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

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 Aug. 29, 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.