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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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16,310Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$681K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
698 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$655K

2014

$638K

2015

$681K

2016

Number of Claims

15,277

2014

16,313

2015

16,310

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.

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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
LISINOPRIL 778

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

150

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 724

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

143

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 600

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

110

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 580

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 565

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 469

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

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MIRTAZAPINE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

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DONEPEZIL HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

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CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P
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. 23, 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.