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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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14,345Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
237 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

$1.23M

2014

$1.08M

2015

$1M

2016

Number of Claims

17,248

2014

14,358

2015

14,345

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.

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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
FUROSEMIDE 987

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

776

prescriptions.

81

patients, 34% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 511

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

74

patients, 31% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

64

patients, 27% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

71

patients, 30% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

54

patients, 23% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

48

patients, 20% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

42

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

49

patients, 21% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

32

patients, 14% of all patients

P
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

36

patients, 15% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

FENTANYL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

34

patients, 14% of all patients

O
ARIPIPRAZOLE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

GENERLAC 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

P
LANTUS 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

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METFORMIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

LATANOPROST 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

P
CARBAMAZEPINE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
ROZEREM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LACTULOSE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
BREO ELLIPTA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
METHADONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 O
NYSTOP 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

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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. 7, 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.