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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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16,714Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$869K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
672 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$855K

2014

$936K

2015

$869K

2016

Number of Claims

14,070

2014

16,434

2015

16,714

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 823

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

795

prescriptions.

112

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 793

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 681

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

126

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 581

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 541

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

P
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

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LYRICA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O
SYNTHROID 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A
HUMALOG 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CEFUROXIME 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 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 Oct. 14, 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.