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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,273Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$628K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
375 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$591K

2014

$579K

2015

$628K

2016

Number of Claims

9,064

2014

9,173

2015

9,273

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.

10

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 439

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 383

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

80

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 377

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

69

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

70

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

74

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

52

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 155

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

NYSTATIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

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 April 23, 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.