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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,619Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.04M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
346 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

$559K

2014

$679K

2015

$1.04M

2016

Number of Claims

6,980

2014

9,353

2015

11,619

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
FUROSEMIDE 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

62

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

75

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

70

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

P
CARVEDILOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

P
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

P
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

NYSTATIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

JANUVIA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LATANOPROST 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

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OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

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TRAMADOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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ONDANSETRON HCL* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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HYDRALAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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GENERLAC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 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 Sept. 24, 2015.
  • 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.