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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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18,102Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$998K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
694 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$1.08M

2015

$998K

2016

Number of Claims

16,834

2014

18,685

2015

18,102

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 677

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

148

patients, 21% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 656

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

146

patients, 21% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

127

patients, 18% of all patients

A
GABAPENTIN 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

BACLOFEN 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

A
SYNTHROID 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CLONIDINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TERBINAFINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

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SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 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 Aug. 28, 2015.
  • 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.