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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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17,785Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$781K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
476 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

$672K

2014

$829K

2015

$781K

2016

Number of Claims

17,219

2014

17,653

2015

17,785

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
SIMVASTATIN 970

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

852

prescriptions.

134

patients, 28% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 726

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

99

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 726

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

108

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 647

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

104

patients, 22% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 538

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

51

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

75

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

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CLONIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11 O
ZETIA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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. 12, 2008.
  • 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.