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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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17,322Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
624 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

$1.27M

2014

$1.14M

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

19,151

2014

17,939

2015

17,322

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 919

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

769

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 791

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

786

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 742

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

716

prescriptions.

141

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 686

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

100

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

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DONEPEZIL HCL 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

P
HYDRALAZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

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FINASTERIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

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LYRICA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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OXYCODONE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

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RANITIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SANTYL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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ARIPIPRAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 March 18, 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.