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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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17,071Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$797K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
990 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$707K

2014

$711K

2015

$797K

2016

Number of Claims

17,050

2014

16,695

2015

17,071

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
ALPRAZOLAM 629

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

150

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 615

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

160

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 588

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

144

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 581

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

131

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 551

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

139

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

163

patients, 16% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 472

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 421

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

O
TEMAZEPAM 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

O
VENTOLIN HFA 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VERAPAMIL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
HUMULIN 70-30 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

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 Oct. 21, 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.