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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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16,561Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$999K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
416 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

$774K

2014

$979K

2015

$999K

2016

Number of Claims

16,167

2014

17,552

2015

16,561

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 880

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

723

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 675

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 631

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 571

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

81

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 466

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 462

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

65

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

LATANOPROST 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMALOG 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

P
FAMOTIDINE* 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P
LANTUS 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

LACTULOSE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P
BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

RENVELA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLOG 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

SILVER SULFADIAZINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

SEROQUEL XR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11 P
DULOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LATUDA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 P
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCORTISONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
VALPROIC ACID* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

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 July 8, 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.