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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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14,099Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$568K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
426 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

2014

$115K

2015

$568K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

2,888

2015

14,099

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,328

prescriptions, 9% of all prescriptions

1,193

prescriptions.

87

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 907

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

849

prescriptions.

78

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 544

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

89

patients, 21% of all patients

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ELIQUIS 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

89

patients, 21% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

P
LITHIUM CARBONATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

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TRADJENTA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

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ALPRAZOLAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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PREDNISONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

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LEVEMIR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOX 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NYAMYC 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LACTULOSE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

EXELON 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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FENTANYL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 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 Jan. 27, 2011.
  • 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.