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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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17,257Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$784K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
644 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% 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

$664K

2014

$684K

2015

$784K

2016

Number of Claims

14,587

2014

14,984

2015

17,257

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
FUROSEMIDE 863

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

795

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 769

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

149

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 516

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

O
CEPHALEXIN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

114

patients, 18% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

<11 P
AZITHROMYCIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
COLCRYS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 O
MECLIZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
TERAZOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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 Dec. 20, 2007.
  • 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.