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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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19,936Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
705 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

$1.25M

2014

$1.19M

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

21,885

2014

20,413

2015

19,936

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,459

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,044

prescriptions.

291

patients, 41% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 977

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

245

patients, 35% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 727

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

129

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 691

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

153

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 675

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

156

patients, 22% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 673

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

152

patients, 22% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 574

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

139

patients, 20% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 541

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

158

patients, 22% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 485

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

107

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

MELOXICAM 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

A
NAPROXEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

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LEVETIRACETAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

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 Sept. 23, 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.