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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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13,992Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$771K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
926 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

$923K

2014

$848K

2015

$771K

2016

Number of Claims

18,009

2014

15,063

2015

13,992

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.

10

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 805

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 611

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

165

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 567

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 502

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

123

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

125

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LORAZEPAM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P
CLOPIDOGREL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

O
FLUOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
SILVER SULFADIAZINE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O
NIFEDIPINE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
TERAZOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

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. 21, 2014.
  • 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.