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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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12,556Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$902K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
341 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

$829K

2014

$1.05M

2015

$902K

2016

Number of Claims

13,278

2014

13,647

2015

12,556

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
FUROSEMIDE 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

68

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

64

patients, 19% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

83

patients, 24% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

66

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

69

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

65

patients, 19% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

33

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

HEPARIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

HUMALOG 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

O
MEMANTINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

LACTULOSE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

SILVER SULFADIAZINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

P
CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

TRANSDERM-SCOP 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMZARIC 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 O
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 O
RISPERIDONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 P
LATANOPROST 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
VALPROIC ACID* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

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 Aug. 18, 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.