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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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21,981Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
958 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$1.11M

2014

$1.3M

2015

$1.3M

2016

Number of Claims

20,225

2014

22,812

2015

21,981

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 972

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

789

prescriptions.

161

patients, 17% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 927

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

870

prescriptions.

221

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 866

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

788

prescriptions.

192

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 823

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

194

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 624

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

141

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 527

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

129

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 526

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

139

patients, 15% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 498

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 301

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

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DULOXETINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

NABUMETONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

CARTIA XT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
JANTOVEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
BREO ELLIPTA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 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 Jan. 15, 2009.
  • 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.