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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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15,177Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$954K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
861 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$629K

2014

$736K

2015

$954K

2016

Number of Claims

9,596

2014

11,443

2015

15,177

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 590

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 549

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 487

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

130

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 452

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

151

patients, 18% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

155

patients, 18% of all patients

A
FUROSEMIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

99

patients, 11% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

O
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

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 Nov. 6, 2017.
  • 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.