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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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17,977Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.19M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
594 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

$779K

2014

$1.13M

2015

$1.19M

2016

Number of Claims

12,307

2014

16,254

2015

17,977

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 586

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 565

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

109

patients, 18% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

P
NAMENDA XR 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

A
LEVETIRACETAM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

O
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

DIGOXIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 O
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFTRIAXONE* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

A
FENTANYL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ARIPIPRAZOLE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 P
SYMBICORT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
LABETALOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE HCL* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

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 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.