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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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12,723Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$671K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
388 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

$297K

2014

$385K

2015

$671K

2016

Number of Claims

6,261

2014

7,415

2015

12,723

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
WARFARIN SODIUM 568

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 357

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

81

patients, 21% of all patients

HEPARIN SODIUM 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

BUDESONIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMALOG 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

SODIUM BICARBONATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

P
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

FENTANYL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ONDANSETRON HCL* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P
VENTOLIN HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVEMIR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
VIMPAT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
PREVACID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
DEXTROSE 5%-0.45% NACL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VANCOMYCIN HCL* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% 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.