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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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16,001Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$735K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
786 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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

$609K

2014

$603K

2015

$735K

2016

Number of Claims

18,499

2014

15,499

2015

16,001

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 916

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

858

prescriptions.

139

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 851

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

198

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 781

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

672

prescriptions.

136

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 653

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 563

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

129

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P
WARFARIN SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BRILINTA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CALCIUM ACETATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NICARDIPINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
OLANZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P
BUSPIRONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% 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 March 27, 2018.
  • 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.