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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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13,834Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$686K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
365 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

79% 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

$516K

2014

$893K

2015

$686K

2016

Number of Claims

9,679

2014

14,996

2015

13,834

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 724

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

83

patients, 23% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 652

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 500

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

80

patients, 22% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

73

patients, 20% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

72

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

68

patients, 19% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

P
CARVEDILOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

P
LEVETIRACETAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

A
BUMETANIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% 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 Feb. 8, 2017.
  • 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.