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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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21,583Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
762 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$1.11M

2014

$1.07M

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

22,327

2014

21,703

2015

21,583

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 919

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

807

prescriptions.

146

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 809

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

155

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 784

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

736

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 630

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 623

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 582

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 572

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 533

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 488

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

168

patients, 22% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 299

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

O
ZETIA 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
RISPERIDONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

P
SPIRONOLACTONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A
DIAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
ESTRADIOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% 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 Oct. 9, 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.