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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,830Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$803K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
521 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

$708K

2014

$883K

2015

$803K

2016

Number of Claims

14,388

2014

15,389

2015

14,830

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 656

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 610

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

97

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 589

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

110

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 533

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

98

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 483

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 473

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

P
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
COLCHICINE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

PROCRIT 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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 Feb. 26, 2014.
  • 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.