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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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15,893Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$772K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
434 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

$828K

2014

$863K

2015

$772K

2016

Number of Claims

16,661

2014

16,366

2015

15,893

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.

10

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 791

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

83

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 647

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

102

patients, 24% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 570

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 516

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

82

patients, 19% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

87

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 364

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

83

patients, 19% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

DIGOXIN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O
RISPERIDONE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

P
ELIQUIS 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11 O
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVEMIR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
EXELON 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 O
SPIRONOLACTONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON SPRINKLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LATANOPROST 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VANCOMYCIN HCL* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 A
ONDANSETRON HCL* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

49

patients, 11% of all patients

DIGOX 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P
CEPHALEXIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

A
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 8, 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.