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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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16,047Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$900K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
305 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

75% 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

$930K

2014

$997K

2015

$900K

2016

Number of Claims

15,104

2014

15,978

2015

16,047

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.

10

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 689

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

648

prescriptions.

70

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 585

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

85

patients, 28% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 527

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

80

patients, 26% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

70

patients, 23% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

48

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

54

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

HUMALOG 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

39

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 9% of all patients

O
RISPERIDONE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

P
LATANOPROST 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

P
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

O
LYRICA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

HEPARIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCORTISONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

NYSTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
BREO ELLIPTA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

O
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

A
METHENAMINE HIPPURATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

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 July 26, 2010.
  • 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.