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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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18,245Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.54M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
398 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

$1.3M

2014

$1.49M

2015

$1.54M

2016

Number of Claims

18,472

2014

18,591

2015

18,245

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 789

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

746

prescriptions.

74

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 778

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

630

prescriptions.

114

patients, 29% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 750

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

134

patients, 34% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 653

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

105

patients, 26% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 570

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

93

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 531

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

LANTUS 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

XARELTO 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

P
CLOPIDOGREL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMALOG 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRIVA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

BACLOFEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

TRADJENTA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

DIGOXIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11 P
NOVOLOG 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

METOLAZONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
NUEDEXTA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

TIMOLOL MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% 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 Aug. 11, 2017.
  • 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.