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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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20,891Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$986K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
926 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

$1.19M

2014

$1.06M

2015

$986K

2016

Number of Claims

23,487

2014

20,599

2015

20,891

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.

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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 1,154

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,149

prescriptions.

145

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 818

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

777

prescriptions.

158

patients, 17% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 646

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 600

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 578

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 576

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

103

patients, 11% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

P
CARVEDILOL 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

P
TRAZODONE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTOP 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

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SYMBICORT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

GALANTAMINE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LATANOPROST 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
LANSOPRAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

A
IBUPROFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MONUROL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

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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 Dec. 11, 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.