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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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17,926Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$592K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
662 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$443K

2014

$556K

2015

$592K

2016

Number of Claims

16,062

2014

18,763

2015

17,926

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 889

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

257

patients, 39% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 849

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

213

patients, 32% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 771

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

145

patients, 22% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 623

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

522

prescriptions.

148

patients, 22% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 615

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

128

patients, 19% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 540

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

132

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 535

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

120

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

138

patients, 21% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

127

patients, 19% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

DIGOXIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

NITROSTAT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A
VIAGRA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

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 Dec. 15, 2016.
  • 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.