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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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13,274Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$810K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
414 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

91% 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

$662K

2014

$795K

2015

$810K

2016

Number of Claims

12,732

2014

13,969

2015

13,274

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 542

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

84

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

95

patients, 23% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

77

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

SILVER SULFADIAZINE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

P
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SANTYL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LABETALOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
METRONIDAZOLE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

A
MUPIROCIN* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% 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 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.