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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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17,757Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$780K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
338 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% * Patients 65 Years and Older

* This is an estimate, see our methodology.
96% 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

$980K

2014

$944K

2015

$780K

2016

Number of Claims

22,993

2014

22,341

2015

17,757

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 1,294

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,289

prescriptions.

93

patients, 28% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,249

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,249

prescriptions.

98

patients, 29% of all patients

JANTOVEN 858

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

833

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

83

patients, 25% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

71

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

73

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

56

patients, 17% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

61

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

60

patients, 18% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

49

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

P
SIMVASTATIN 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

P
CLOPIDOGREL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

P
DIGOX 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

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IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

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ALLOPURINOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

COLCHICINE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

DEXILANT 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 P
NYSTATIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
URSODIOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LABETALOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
COLCRYS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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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 Oct. 4, 2011.
  • 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.