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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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20,853Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.24M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
494 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

$655K

2014

$1.08M

2015

$1.24M

2016

Number of Claims

9,957

2014

16,309

2015

20,853

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
FUROSEMIDE 883

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

742

prescriptions.

95

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 736

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

111

patients, 22% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 602

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

94

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 555

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

107

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 532

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 499

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMALOG 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P
FAMOTIDINE* 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

A
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CLONIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 O
MEMANTINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 P
HYDROCORTISONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTOP 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 O
PROAIR HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SENSIPAR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
NUEDEXTA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMANTADINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SODIUM CHLORIDE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

KIONEX 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% 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 March 17, 2018.
  • 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.