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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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19,267Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
686 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

70% 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

$765K

2014

$888K

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

13,917

2014

16,180

2015

19,267

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 1,439

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,425

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 853

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

779

prescriptions.

116

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 768

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

144

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 646

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

126

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 617

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 587

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 504

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

P
PREDNISONE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ALLOPURINOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O
DIGOXIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P
MEMANTINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LEVOFLOXACIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ZETIA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
TAMIFLU 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

NEXIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P
ELIQUIS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON M20 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
TIMOLOL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11 O
LITHIUM CARBONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
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 8, 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.