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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,149Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$185K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
160 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

$229K

2014

$171K

2015

$185K

2016

Number of Claims

12,747

2014

10,582

2015

13,149

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
DONEPEZIL HCL 830

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

830

prescriptions.

26

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 699

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

29

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 620

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

19

patients, 12% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 557

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

20

patients, 13% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

20

patients, 13% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

15

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

14

patients, 9% of all patients

LACTULOSE 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

33

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

17

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

<11
FUROSEMIDE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

11

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

<11
SIMVASTATIN 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

30

patients, 19% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

<11
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

37

patients, 23% of all patients

JANUVIA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11 P
CARVEDILOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

<11
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11 P
DULOXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
PROCTOZONE-HC 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
JANTOVEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 8% of all patients

SSD 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 12% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
METRONIDAZOLE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
MUPIROCIN* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 April 1, 2015.
  • 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.