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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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13,797Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$689K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
584 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

$878K

2014

$724K

2015

$689K

2016

Number of Claims

18,244

2014

14,941

2015

13,797

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 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 P
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P
CLONIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LEVETIRACETAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 A
ALPRAZOLAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

14

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 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.