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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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13,547Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
633 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$1.22M

2014

$1.28M

2015

$1.23M

2016

Number of Claims

14,471

2014

14,549

2015

13,547

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 480

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CHLORTHALIDONE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

A
BACLOFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

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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 July 20, 2011.
  • 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.