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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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13,620Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$774K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
542 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

$724K

2014

$765K

2015

$774K

2016

Number of Claims

13,349

2014

13,519

2015

13,620

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 640

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

114

patients, 21% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

97

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

NYAMYC 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LACTULOSE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

VESICARE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

P
AUTOSHIELD DUO PEN NEEDLE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
TORSEMIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FANAPT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 P
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

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 Dec. 3, 2014.
  • 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.