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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,959Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$926K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
636 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

$865K

2014

$752K

2015

$926K

2016

Number of Claims

16,662

2014

13,701

2015

16,959

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
FUROSEMIDE 593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

P
JANUVIA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LEVETIRACETAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CONSTULOSE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 P
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN N 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
COLESTIPOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

A
MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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 Nov. 25, 2009.
  • 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.