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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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18,007Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$917K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
701 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$935K

2014

$976K

2015

$917K

2016

Number of Claims

20,912

2014

19,533

2015

18,007

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.

10

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 641

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

143

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 603

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

121

patients, 17% of all patients

MELOXICAM 546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

156

patients, 22% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

133

patients, 19% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

173

patients, 25% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

161

patients, 23% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

119

patients, 17% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

147

patients, 21% of all patients

A
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LEVOFLOXACIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

A
BUSPIRONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

COLESTIPOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

WELCHOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

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 July 7, 2010.
  • 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.