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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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15,661Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$688K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
244 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

$501K

2014

$577K

2015

$688K

2016

Number of Claims

9,592

2014

11,371

2015

15,661

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
SIMVASTATIN 535

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

53

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

44

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

43

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

43

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

46

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

44

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

44

patients, 18% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

33

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

39

patients, 16% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

40

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

P
MEMANTINE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

16

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

21

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

XARELTO 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOFINE AUTOCOVER 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

CLARITHROMYCIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

50

patients, 20% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

40

patients, 16% of all patients

A
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 10% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

ELIQUIS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11 P
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 O
HYDROCORTISONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 5% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
HALOPERIDOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 P
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 17, 2008.
  • 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.