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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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18,411Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$972K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
695 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

51% 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

$1.2M

2014

$1.12M

2015

$972K

2016

Number of Claims

20,629

2014

19,844

2015

18,411

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 886

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

732

prescriptions.

165

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 805

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

718

prescriptions.

127

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 623

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

119

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 566

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

115

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 552

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

127

patients, 18% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LABETALOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ZETIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LACTULOSE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11 P
CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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. 13, 2012.
  • 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.