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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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19,953Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,165 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$1.78M

2014

$1.76M

2015

$1.52M

2016

Number of Claims

21,630

2014

22,283

2015

19,953

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 958

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

918

prescriptions.

233

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 928

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

907

prescriptions.

213

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 924

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

885

prescriptions.

227

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 898

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

868

prescriptions.

207

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 561

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

145

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

135

patients, 12% of all patients

MELOXICAM 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

166

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 490

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

479

prescriptions.

140

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

107

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

103

patients, 9% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 289

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

139

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

162

patients, 14% of all patients

A
ALPRAZOLAM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
AZITHROMYCIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NIACIN ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% 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 Dec. 16, 2016.
  • 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.