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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,867Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$962K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
449 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

$705K

2014

$756K

2015

$962K

2016

Number of Claims

11,585

2014

13,105

2015

15,867

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 557

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

108

patients, 24% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 532

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

HEPARIN SODIUM 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

116

patients, 26% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

85

patients, 19% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

82

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

72

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

73

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

NYAMYC 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
VANCOMYCIN HCL* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

A
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CARVEDILOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

METOLAZONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MEMANTINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 P
JANUVIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TROSPIUM CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

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 March 18, 2011.
  • 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.