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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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17,521Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$886K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
734 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$818K

2014

$811K

2015

$886K

2016

Number of Claims

17,145

2014

15,906

2015

17,521

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
LISINOPRIL 642

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

601

prescriptions.

122

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 637

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 628

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 551

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

110

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 537

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

148

patients, 20% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FELODIPINE ER 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LIDOCAINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

13

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 March 26, 2014.
  • 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.