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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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18,864Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.05M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
551 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

47% 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

$1.04M

2014

$981K

2015

$1.05M

2016

Number of Claims

22,099

2014

19,507

2015

18,864

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
OMEPRAZOLE 729

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

176

patients, 32% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 600

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

139

patients, 25% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 592

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

116

patients, 21% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 585

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

121

patients, 22% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 518

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

111

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

120

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

103

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

PREDNISONE 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

173

patients, 31% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

CEFDINIR 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

119

patients, 22% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

102

patients, 19% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

111

patients, 20% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

NABUMETONE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

A
DIGOXIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

A
FLUCONAZOLE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LEVOFLOXACIN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
PROPRANOLOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

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MORPHINE SULFATE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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COLCRYS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LANSOPRAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

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NYSTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PREMARIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Feb. 3, 2010.
  • 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.