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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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14,599Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$783K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
522 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$441K

2014

$455K

2015

$783K

2016

Number of Claims

8,413

2014

9,008

2015

14,599

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 639

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 563

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

120

patients, 23% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

FENTANYL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
SPIRONOLACTONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
OLANZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 P
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
NITROFURANTOIN* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11 O
MYRBETRIQ 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CARAFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 3, 2011.
  • 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.