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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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13,831Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
664 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

$1.4M

2014

$1.38M

2015

$1.47M

2016

Number of Claims

18,336

2014

17,239

2015

13,831

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
LISINOPRIL 603

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

169

patients, 25% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 549

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

174

patients, 26% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

159

patients, 24% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

131

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

117

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LYRICA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
MYRBETRIQ 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

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 Dec. 9, 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.