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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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9,976Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$543K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
350 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$557K

2014

$571K

2015

$543K

2016

Number of Claims

10,462

2014

9,760

2015

9,976

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 571

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

71

patients, 20% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

59

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 285

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

PREDNISONE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

76

patients, 22% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

P
OMEPRAZOLE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

61

patients, 17% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

LANTUS 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

P
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

HUMALOG 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P
TAMSULOSIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

A
NYSTATIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

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 April 8, 2016.
  • 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.