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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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15,851Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
439 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

$1.18M

2014

$1.3M

2015

$1.25M

2016

Number of Claims

15,933

2014

15,819

2015

15,851

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 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 533

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

103

patients, 23% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

ZETIA 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CARVEDILOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

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ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

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MONTELUKAST SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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TRAMADOL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O
XARELTO 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O
RISPERIDONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P
MELOXICAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
NOVOLOG 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

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patients, 3% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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INVOKANA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
NIACIN ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ROZEREM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
BREO ELLIPTA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
LATANOPROST 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

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 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.