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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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19,907Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
709 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

$1.32M

2014

$1.18M

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

23,921

2014

21,706

2015

19,907

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 891

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

820

prescriptions.

182

patients, 26% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 809

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

142

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 740

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

171

patients, 24% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 654

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

167

patients, 24% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 589

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

149

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

127

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 447

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

NEXIUM 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

132

patients, 19% of all patients

A
PHENOBARBITAL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

A
TRADJENTA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11 O
CEPHALEXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Jan. 20, 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.