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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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16,567Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$783K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,057 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

$713K

2014

$702K

2015

$783K

2016

Number of Claims

16,233

2014

15,360

2015

16,567

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 869

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

682

prescriptions.

185

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 837

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

155

patients, 15% of all patients

ATENOLOL 647

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 638

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

141

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 621

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 518

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

112

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 517

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

A
BACLOFEN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 O
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

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 July 21, 2011.
  • 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.