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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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18,485Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
643 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

$1.07M

2014

$985K

2015

$1.12M

2016

Number of Claims

18,254

2014

16,631

2015

18,485

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 946

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

843

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 692

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 689

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

114

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 618

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LEVETIRACETAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

A
HYDRALAZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NYAMYC 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

RENVELA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITIZA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VESICARE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RAPAFLO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
CEFUROXIME 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CEPHALEXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

A
MEMANTINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

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 July 1, 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.