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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,113Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$683K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
537 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$355K

2014

$656K

2015

$683K

2016

Number of Claims

6,768

2014

11,402

2015

12,113

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 484

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 425

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

107

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

117

patients, 22% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 O
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11 O
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 29, 2015.
  • 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.