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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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20,665Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$980K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
843 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

$905K

2014

$923K

2015

$980K

2016

Number of Claims

19,178

2014

20,231

2015

20,665

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.

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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 813

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

141

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 725

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 654

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL 626

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

160

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 619

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

139

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 576

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

134

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

126

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

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ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P
PROAIR HFA 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

A
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

A
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

A
TEKTURNA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLIN 70-30 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Oct. 4, 2010.
  • 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.