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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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7,395Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$360K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
175 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

$342K

2014

$384K

2015

$360K

2016

Number of Claims

6,820

2014

6,897

2015

7,395

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.

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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.

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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 354

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

38

patients, 22% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

20

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

45

patients, 26% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

34

patients, 19% of all patients

NYSTATIN 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

26

patients, 15% of all patients

ELIQUIS 190

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 16% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

P
MIRTAZAPINE 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

30

patients, 17% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

33

patients, 19% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

22

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

27

patients, 15% of all patients

PREDNISONE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 14% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 15% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

18

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 11% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

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LEVETIRACETAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 8% of all patients

DIGOXIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 P
TRAZODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 7% of all patients

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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 Oct. 15, 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.