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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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12,739Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$443K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
392 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
64% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

$454K

2014

$375K

2015

$443K

2016

Number of Claims

11,255

2014

10,241

2015

12,739

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 525

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

70

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 448

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

CLARITHROMYCIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

61

patients, 16% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

73

patients, 19% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

53

patients, 14% of all patients

A
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

A
RISPERIDONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

<11
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
PHENOBARBITAL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
LANSOPRAZOLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
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 March 29, 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.