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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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18,595Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$967K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
697 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$1.1M

2014

$1.08M

2015

$967K

2016

Number of Claims

18,150

2014

18,615

2015

18,595

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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

145

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 516

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

133

patients, 19% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 487

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 465

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

155

patients, 22% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

SYNTHROID 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
BUPROPION XL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

A
IRBESARTAN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 O
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 O
VERAPAMIL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 O
TIZANIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

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 Aug. 7, 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.