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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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17,076Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$775K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
692 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

$484K

2014

$738K

2015

$775K

2016

Number of Claims

10,498

2014

14,818

2015

17,076

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 829

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

759

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 728

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

723

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 559

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

130

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

139

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 518

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

121

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

140

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

P
GABAPENTIN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

O
TEMAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ONDANSETRON HCL* 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P
TORSEMIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
BUSPIRONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CEPHALEXIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A
HUMALOG 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MEGESTROL ACETATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROSTAT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

SANTYL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

A
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 March 14, 2011.
  • 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.