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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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15,594Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$758K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
222 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

92% 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

$798K

2014

$832K

2015

$758K

2016

Number of Claims

21,817

2014

15,765

2015

15,594

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.

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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 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

48

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

64

patients, 29% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

54

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

51

patients, 23% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

51

patients, 23% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

45

patients, 20% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

40

patients, 18% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

42

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

40

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

37

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

28

patients, 13% of all patients

P
MEMANTINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

35

patients, 16% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

31

patients, 14% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

P
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

17

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

<11 10
DONEPEZIL HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

31

patients, 14% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 14% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

TRADJENTA 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 9% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

38

patients, 17% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

LINZESS 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

<11
SODIUM CHLORIDE* 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11 O
XARELTO 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 P
NOVOLOG 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11 O
OXYCODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
INVOKANA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

VALPROIC ACID* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

35

patients, 16% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
MUPIROCIN* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

LACTULOSE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 7% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

ACYCLOVIR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

PROCRIT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

34

patients, 15% of all patients

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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 June 24, 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.