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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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17,381Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$600K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
442 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

95% 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

$600K

2014

$518K

2015

$600K

2016

Number of Claims

13,941

2014

15,307

2015

17,381

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
LISINOPRIL 893

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

790

prescriptions.

87

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 665

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 606

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

P
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 581

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 575

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

76

patients, 17% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 526

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

59

patients, 13% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

P
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

JANTOVEN 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

HEPARIN SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

SANTYL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SODIUM CHLORIDE* 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
OMEPRAZOLE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VANCOMYCIN HCL* 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

A
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
CARBAMAZEPINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
MEGESTROL ACETATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P
ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M10 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
AMANTADINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
INVANZ 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 A
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

52

patients, 12% of all patients

O
NEXIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
RENVELA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
MEROPENEM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 A
VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 16, 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.