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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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16,066Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$613K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
230 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% 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

$597K

2014

$631K

2015

$613K

2016

Number of Claims

11,974

2014

16,666

2015

16,066

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
METFORMIN HCL 490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

42

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

42

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

P
FAMOTIDINE* 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

38

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

43

patients, 19% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

P
OMEPRAZOLE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

P
ALPRAZOLAM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

<11
OXCARBAZEPINE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

NYSTATIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 13% of all patients

NOVOLOG 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOZAPINE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

36

patients, 16% of all patients

PHENYTOIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
HUMALOG 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 O
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% 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 July 29, 2011.
  • 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.