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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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15,670Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$808K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
327 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

$883K

2014

$899K

2015

$808K

2016

Number of Claims

18,855

2014

17,581

2015

15,670

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.

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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.

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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 647

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

65

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 528

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

66

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

65

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 499

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

60

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

P
MIRTAZAPINE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

O
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

O
NAMENDA XR 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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LYRICA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 P
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

XARELTO 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

NYSTATIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

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TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 P
CLOZAPINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11 P
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
NYAMYC 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

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LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

RESTASIS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11 O
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

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 Dec. 7, 2016.
  • 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.