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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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14,066Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$441K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
683 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% Subsidized Claims for Low-Income Patients


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.

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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.

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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 1,072

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,053

prescriptions.

186

patients, 27% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 865

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

841

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

119

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

XARELTO 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

P
WARFARIN SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

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NUEDEXTA 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

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CARVEDILOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CEFTRIAXONE* 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

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ELIQUIS 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SODIUM CHLORIDE* 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMIFLU 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

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HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLINDAMYCIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

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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. 23, 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.