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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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11,597Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$534K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
490 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$487K

2014

$505K

2015

$534K

2016

Number of Claims

11,984

2014

11,630

2015

11,597

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 576

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

100

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 538

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

89

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

92

patients, 19% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MONOJECT INSULIN SAFETY SYRNG 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

A
MECLIZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METOLAZONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

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 Jan. 17, 2012.
  • 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.