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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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16,307Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
805 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.09M

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

15,882

2014

16,213

2015

16,307

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 780

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

739

prescriptions.

209

patients, 26% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 646

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

179

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 609

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

166

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 579

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

138

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 537

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

149

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

A
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O
IRBESARTAN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A
JANUMET 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

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. 21, 2012.
  • 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.