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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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15,929Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$959K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
681 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

$1.23M

2014

$1.08M

2015

$959K

2016

Number of Claims

20,876

2014

18,366

2015

15,929

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 676

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 534

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

120

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 487

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

P
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

143

patients, 21% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVEMIR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SODIUM CHLORIDE* 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFDINIR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

A
AMITIZA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CEPHALEXIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LEVETIRACETAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

MEROPENEM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VANCOMYCIN HCL* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

A
MECLIZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RENVELA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PIPERACILLIN-TAZOBACTAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 A
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN R 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

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 July 9, 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.