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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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21,052Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$929K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
924 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$888K

2014

$851K

2015

$929K

2016

Number of Claims

19,672

2014

20,230

2015

21,052

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 953

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

877

prescriptions.

161

patients, 17% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 873

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

831

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 835

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

779

prescriptions.

169

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 703

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

136

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 623

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

137

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 581

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 563

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 541

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 520

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

P
LOVASTATIN 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

O
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTOP 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O
BENAZEPRIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
PRIMIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
COLESTIPOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
METHOTREXATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

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 Aug. 1, 2014.
  • 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.