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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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17,299Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$895K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
306 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$857K

2014

$997K

2015

$895K

2016

Number of Claims

14,491

2014

16,594

2015

17,299

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
TOPIRAMATE 628

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

96

patients, 31% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

97

patients, 32% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 547

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

91

patients, 30% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

78

patients, 25% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 516

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

80

patients, 26% of all patients

P
CARVEDILOL 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

73

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

65

patients, 21% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

72

patients, 24% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

83

patients, 27% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

130

patients, 42% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

PREDNISONE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

138

patients, 45% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

57

patients, 19% of all patients

BACLOFEN 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

75

patients, 25% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

42

patients, 14% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

56

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

48

patients, 16% of all patients

DIGOXIN 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

40

patients, 13% of all patients

P
FINASTERIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

50

patients, 16% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

35

patients, 11% of all patients

TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRIVA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

NAPROXEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 8% of all patients

O
VICTOZA 3-PAK 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

MINOXIDIL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

34

patients, 11% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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CEPHALEXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LEVOFLOXACIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

A
RAMIPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
DEXAMETHASONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

ERYTHROMYCIN* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

VERAPAMIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

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 Feb. 6, 2008.
  • 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.