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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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21,419Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.48M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
432 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% 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

$1.49M

2014

$1.62M

2015

$1.48M

2016

Number of Claims

22,218

2014

22,617

2015

21,419

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.

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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 997

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

897

prescriptions.

111

patients, 26% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 862

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

122

patients, 28% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 551

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

91

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 444

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

83

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

84

patients, 19% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

LACTULOSE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 305

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

P
TIZANIDINE HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

DIGOXIN 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

LYRICA 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P
CLONIDINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

GENERLAC 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CLOZAPINE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11 P
VIMPAT 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P
BUSPIRONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

VASCEPA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

SILVER SULFADIAZINE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFTRIAXONE* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PROPRANOLOL HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENOBARBITAL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ZETIA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
NYAMYC 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
NUEDEXTA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SODIUM CHLORIDE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
ZONISAMIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 O
PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LATUDA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% 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 Nov. 7, 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.