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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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16,401Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
511 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

$587K

2014

$914K

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

10,587

2014

15,225

2015

16,401

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 756

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

720

prescriptions.

107

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 632

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

113

patients, 22% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 581

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 573

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

76

patients, 15% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

P
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P
LEVEMIR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GALANTAMINE HBR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11
MYRBETRIQ 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

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FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

A
NYSTOP 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

GENERLAC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 May 30, 2008.
  • 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.