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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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17,401Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$804K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,427 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

$753K

2014

$904K

2015

$804K

2016

Number of Claims

18,480

2014

19,408

2015

17,401

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.

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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 947

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

775

prescriptions.

250

patients, 18% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 658

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

184

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 635

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

189

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

160

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 530

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

170

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

132

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 469

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

142

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

149

patients, 10% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

118

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

88

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

121

patients, 8% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

76

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

113

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

96

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

78

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

184

patients, 13% of all patients

A
FUROSEMIDE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

89

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

62

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

68

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

88

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

49

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

BACLOFEN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

A
CEPHALEXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

O
GEMFIBROZIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% 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. 24, 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.