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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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10,142Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$636K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
179 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

$446K

2014

$562K

2015

$636K

2016

Number of Claims

7,731

2014

9,589

2015

10,142

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 604

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

39

patients, 22% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 425

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

17

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 385

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

30

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

38

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

25

patients, 14% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

29

patients, 16% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

24

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

28

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 18% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

25

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 16% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

BACLOFEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
SIMVASTATIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
NUEDEXTA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P
TRAMADOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

O
NYSTATIN 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 O
AMIODARONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.