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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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14,765Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$752K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
805 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

$662K

2014

$707K

2015

$752K

2016

Number of Claims

13,405

2014

14,044

2015

14,765

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 744

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

733

prescriptions.

190

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 554

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

123

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

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CLONAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

P
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FENTANYL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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HYDRALAZINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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FAMOTIDINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 May 17, 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.