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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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14,050Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$607K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,105 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$367K

2014

$553K

2015

$607K

2016

Number of Claims

10,948

2014

13,941

2015

14,050

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 731

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

230

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 630

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

170

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 574

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

172

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 568

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

175

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 558

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

181

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 550

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

171

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

137

patients, 12% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 452

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

113

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

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CITALOPRAM HBR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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ELIQUIS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

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 Jan. 17, 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.