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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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37,748Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.83M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,076 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

87% 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

$226K

2014

$1.06M

2015

$1.83M

2016

Number of Claims

4,393

2014

20,585

2015

37,748

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 1,448

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

1,366

prescriptions.

280

patients, 26% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 1,310

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,246

prescriptions.

226

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,202

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,134

prescriptions.

165

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,129

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

1,071

prescriptions.

177

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,090

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

999

prescriptions.

168

patients, 16% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 857

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 816

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

734

prescriptions.

161

patients, 15% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 814

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

708

prescriptions.

127

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 801

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

727

prescriptions.

159

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 794

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

167

patients, 16% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 792

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

159

patients, 15% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 762

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 690

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 653

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 649

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

143

patients, 13% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 558

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 549

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 520

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

P
CLOPIDOGREL 509

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 490

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 484

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 480

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 465

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 442

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 437

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 410

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 408

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 384

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 338

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

JANTOVEN 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 324

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

139

patients, 13% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 188

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 178

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

O
RISPERIDONE 177

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

P
OXCARBAZEPINE 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 173

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 168

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 163

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 152

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 149

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 148

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 137

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 134

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 124

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 117

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
VALSARTAN 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOX 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ARIPIPRAZOLE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P
LYRICA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CALCIUM ACETATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SANTYL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

A
NYSTOP 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

A
LACTULOSE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MELOXICAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN R 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

VANCOMYCIN HCL* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

A
HYDROCORTISONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

METRONIDAZOLE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LOPERAMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
VIMPAT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CEFUROXIME 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

A
ROPINIROLE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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 Nov. 13, 2015.
  • 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.