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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,737Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$470K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
355 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

$482K

2014

$485K

2015

$470K

2016

Number of Claims

14,043

2014

13,757

2015

12,737

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
FUROSEMIDE 609

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

95

patients, 27% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 608

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

97

patients, 27% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 557

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

85

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

64

patients, 18% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

139

patients, 39% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

62

patients, 17% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

60

patients, 17% of all patients

O
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

61

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

PREDNISONE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

70

patients, 20% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

JANTOVEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 P
DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Feb. 19, 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.