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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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15,758Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$916K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
766 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

$750K

2014

$771K

2015

$916K

2016

Number of Claims

15,566

2014

16,045

2015

15,758

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
LISINOPRIL 559

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

136

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 526

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

147

patients, 19% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

O
AMOXICILLIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A
BACLOFEN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TIZANIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DIAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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 Jan. 12, 2015.
  • 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.