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At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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16,724Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,392 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

$922K

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

16,714

2014

17,259

2015

16,724

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 610

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

223

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 551

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

205

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 487

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

181

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

119

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

140

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

202

patients, 15% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

177

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

157

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

140

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

245

patients, 18% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

132

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

126

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

116

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

106

patients, 8% of all patients

VANCOMYCIN HCL* 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

A 10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

92

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

81

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

130

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

104

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

135

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

95

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

117

patients, 8% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

106

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

105

patients, 8% of all patients

A
FAMOTIDINE* 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

METRONIDAZOLE* 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

85

patients, 6% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

MEROPENEM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

60

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

A
XARELTO 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

A
LACTULOSE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFTRIAXONE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

A
CHOLESTYRAMINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RENVELA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

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. 8, 2012.
  • 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.