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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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11,231Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$779K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
428 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

$105K

2014

$322K

2015

$779K

2016

Number of Claims

2,159

2014

5,474

2015

11,231

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 511

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

74

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 468

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

132

patients, 31% of all patients

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WARFARIN SODIUM 424

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 313

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

65

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

P
OMEPRAZOLE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVEMIR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

P
NAMENDA XR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

SODIUM CHLORIDE* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 O
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMALOG 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METOLAZONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% 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 April 25, 2017.
  • 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.