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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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20,575Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.52M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
2,810 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

$1.11M

2014

$1.21M

2015

$1.52M

2016

Number of Claims

13,194

2014

16,098

2015

20,575

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 1,471

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

214

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOSTAVAX 1,401

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,318

prescriptions.

1,401

patients, 50% of all patients

BOOSTRIX TDAP 786

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

702

prescriptions.

785

patients, 28% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 735

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

123

patients, 4% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 713

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

103

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 656

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

94

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 411

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

85

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

69

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

72

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

66

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

54

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

62

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 363

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

62

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

71

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

58

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

37

patients, 1% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 295

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

41

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 276

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

59

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

60

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LOVASTATIN 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

49

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

45

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

72

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 1% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

40

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUVIA 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

32

patients, 1% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

38

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

HAVRIX 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

125

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 1% of all patients

ATENOLOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

37

patients, 1% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

MELOXICAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

27

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

29

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

38

patients, 1% of all patients

XARELTO 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

INVOKANA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 0% of all patients

ADVAIR HFA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 0% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 0% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 0% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 0% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 0% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

22

patients, 1% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 0% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 0% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
COLCHICINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 0% 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 June 20, 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.