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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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14,901Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$661K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
877 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$656K

2014

$624K

2015

$661K

2016

Number of Claims

14,092

2014

14,736

2015

14,901

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 772

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

678

prescriptions.

165

patients, 19% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 631

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

109

patients, 12% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 613

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

136

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 O
DONEPEZIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 O
GLIPIZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 P
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 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 May 22, 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.