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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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16,160Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$911K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
409 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

$636K

2014

$752K

2015

$911K

2016

Number of Claims

10,551

2014

13,617

2015

16,160

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 717

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

89

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 502

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

83

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

80

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

75

patients, 18% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

69

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

P
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

A
LANTUS 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11 P
ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ARIPIPRAZOLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P
CARVEDILOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

BRIMONIDINE TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON 10 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% 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. 5, 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.