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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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13,228Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$714K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
670 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

90% 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

$913K

2014

$792K

2015

$714K

2016

Number of Claims

17,357

2014

15,167

2015

13,228

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 685

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 488

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

111

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 485

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 476

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 467

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

JANUVIA 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

LACTULOSE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

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BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SANTYL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
MUPIROCIN* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ALPHAGAN P 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SILVER SULFADIAZINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

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 Feb. 16, 2016.
  • 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.