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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,197Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.22M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
714 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

$1.04M

2014

$1.27M

2015

$1.22M

2016

Number of Claims

14,632

2014

16,942

2015

16,197

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 691

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

663

prescriptions.

124

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

P
DONEPEZIL HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 P
LANTUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ZETIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
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.