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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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13,980Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$661K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
611 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

$803K

2014

$683K

2015

$661K

2016

Number of Claims

15,074

2014

12,490

2015

13,980

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

JANTOVEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

HUMALOG 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

O
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

A
NYSTOP 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
LOPERAMIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% 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. 11, 2008.
  • 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.