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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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17,918Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
624 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$1.2M

2014

$1.15M

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

22,768

2014

20,667

2015

17,918

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.

10

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 1,179

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,168

prescriptions.

143

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 644

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 576

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 538

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 452

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

85

patients, 14% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

DIGOXIN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LATANOPROST 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RESTASIS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

BETHANECHOL CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 O
VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% 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. 1, 2018.
  • 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.