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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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13,839Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$658K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
261 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% 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

$656K

2014

$700K

2015

$658K

2016

Number of Claims

12,534

2014

13,355

2015

13,839

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 734

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 555

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

92

patients, 35% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 531

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

66

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

53

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

47

patients, 18% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

39

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

43

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

48

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

42

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

43

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

44

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

47

patients, 18% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

P
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

43

patients, 16% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

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RISPERIDONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

P
MEMANTINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
NYAMYC 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

P
PREDNISONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 P
FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
MYRBETRIQ 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

O
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

A
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.