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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,229Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$749K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
551 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$897K

2014

$826K

2015

$749K

2016

Number of Claims

17,054

2014

15,759

2015

14,229

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.

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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 573

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

120

patients, 22% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 523

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

94

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 506

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

108

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

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ALLOPURINOL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

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TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

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DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NABUMETONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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. 5, 2010.
  • 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.