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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,904Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
535 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

$712K

2014

$955K

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

14,031

2014

17,948

2015

18,904

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 943

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

868

prescriptions.

108

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 637

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

125

patients, 23% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 605

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 535

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

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LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 477

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

104

patients, 19% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

LANTUS 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

103

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

FENTANYL 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

XARELTO 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

P
CLONAZEPAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

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HUMALOG 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GENERLAC 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

COLCHICINE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRIVA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

JANTOVEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P
LEVOFLOXACIN 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

CEFTRIAXONE* 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

A
DIGOXIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MEMANTINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
NUEDEXTA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE HCL* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

RENVELA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
METHOTREXATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

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. 15, 2012.
  • 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.