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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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18,233Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
779 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

$1.03M

2014

$903K

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

17,868

2014

15,356

2015

18,233

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 812

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

611

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

122

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

O
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 21

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 20

patients, 3% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 19

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUMET XR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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 Oct. 21, 2014.
  • 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.