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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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19,092Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$958K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
331 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% 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

$1.82M

2014

$1.33M

2015

$958K

2016

Number of Claims

31,203

2014

23,045

2015

19,092

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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 872

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

769

prescriptions.

87

patients, 26% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 702

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

74

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 613

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

72

patients, 22% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

39

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

70

patients, 21% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 483

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 440

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

49

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

P
NAMENDA XR 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

O
ZETIA 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

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LEVEMIR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CRESTOR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

O
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

LATANOPROST 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

P
LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
MEROPENEM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 A
NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 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 Sept. 7, 2010.
  • 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.