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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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19,570Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$979K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
395 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

78% 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

$678K

2014

$878K

2015

$979K

2016

Number of Claims

11,183

2014

13,823

2015

19,570

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 868

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

103

patients, 26% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 733

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

108

patients, 27% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 605

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 582

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

80

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 563

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

70

patients, 18% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 476

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

P
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

P
GABAPENTIN 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

HALOPERIDOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMALOG 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

P
LANTUS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

O
OXCARBAZEPINE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

O
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISOLONE ACETATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

A
NOVOLOG 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

RESTASIS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

O
PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% 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 Feb. 18, 2014.
  • 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.