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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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20,778Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,001 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$1.05M

2014

$1.08M

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

17,257

2014

18,445

2015

20,778

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
OMEPRAZOLE 990

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

848

prescriptions.

205

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 925

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

829

prescriptions.

181

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 900

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

821

prescriptions.

175

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 846

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

772

prescriptions.

184

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 795

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

155

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 648

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

142

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 599

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

129

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 538

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 517

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

225

patients, 22% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 308

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

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SPIRIVA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON M10 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 June 29, 2018.
  • 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.