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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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16,116Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$745K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
231 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

$1.02M

2014

$1.02M

2015

$745K

2016

Number of Claims

24,473

2014

18,827

2015

16,116

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.

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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 524

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

46

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

41

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 481

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

54

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

44

patients, 19% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

32

patients, 14% of all patients

P
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

34

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

30

patients, 13% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

10
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

32

patients, 14% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

42

patients, 18% of all patients

VIMPAT 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

25

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

23

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 12% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

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POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 10% of all patients

BACLOFEN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 12% of all patients

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DULOXETINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

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DIGOXIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

HEPARIN SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLIN R 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

29

patients, 13% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
VALPROIC ACID* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
LINZESS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

26

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
SENSIPAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

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SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

SANTYL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
INVANZ 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.