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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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20,613Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$911K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
418 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

93% 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

$820K

2014

$870K

2015

$911K

2016

Number of Claims

17,732

2014

18,593

2015

20,613

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 1,475

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,287

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,208

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,196

prescriptions.

111

patients, 27% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 812

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

781

prescriptions.

134

patients, 32% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 699

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

106

patients, 25% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 610

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 602

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

80

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 573

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

82

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

P
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

P
NAMENDA XR 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

P
METFORMIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVEMIR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

DIGOXIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NYSTOP 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

COLCHICINE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

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CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

A
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

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HUMALOG 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

NYSTATIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ERYTHROMYCIN* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
BUDESONIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

A
BREO ELLIPTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

LIALDA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 Nov. 28, 2016.
  • 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.