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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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19,315Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,018 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$1.21M

2014

$1.36M

2015

$1.56M

2016

Number of Claims

15,737

2014

17,406

2015

19,315

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.

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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 733

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

161

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 705

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

607

prescriptions.

140

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 664

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

133

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 588

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

127

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 487

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

141

patients, 14% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

O
SPIRIVA 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P
INVOKANA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

P
LAMOTRIGINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

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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 Oct. 1, 2009.
  • 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.