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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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21,523Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.53M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
882 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

56% 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

$1.43M

2014

$1.51M

2015

$1.53M

2016

Number of Claims

21,378

2014

21,945

2015

21,523

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 898

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

823

prescriptions.

215

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 850

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

767

prescriptions.

208

patients, 24% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 742

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 690

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

154

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 549

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

137

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 545

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

137

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 539

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 317

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

RANEXA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
FAMOTIDINE* 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LACTULOSE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11 A
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VOLTAREN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

A
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. 11, 2013.
  • 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.