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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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14,256Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$815K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
484 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

$832K

2014

$873K

2015

$815K

2016

Number of Claims

14,951

2014

15,308

2015

14,256

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 718

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

80

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 631

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

121

patients, 25% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 574

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

101

patients, 21% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

A
PRADAXA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

NYSTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

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 Dec. 3, 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.