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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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16,026Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$845K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
561 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

$703K

2014

$735K

2015

$845K

2016

Number of Claims

12,701

2014

12,614

2015

16,026

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 1,017

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,017

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 720

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

107

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 602

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

93

patients, 17% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 579

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

P
MIRTAZAPINE 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTOP 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

DIGOXIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P
MEMANTINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ROPINIROLE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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. 3, 2009.
  • 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.