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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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14,973Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$789K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
605 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$654K

2014

$713K

2015

$789K

2016

Number of Claims

15,291

2014

15,476

2015

14,973

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.

10

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
OMEPRAZOLE 776

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

680

prescriptions.

148

patients, 24% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 572

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

133

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

121

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

A
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SOTALOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ONDANSETRON HCL* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 O
METFORMIN HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

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. 26, 2017.
  • 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.