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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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12,671Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$789K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
315 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$883K

2014

$850K

2015

$789K

2016

Number of Claims

14,744

2014

14,151

2015

12,671

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 539

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

92

patients, 29% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 495

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

89

patients, 28% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 459

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

76

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

63

patients, 20% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

73

patients, 23% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

57

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

56

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

43

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

44

patients, 14% of all patients

ATENOLOL 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

46

patients, 15% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

113

patients, 36% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

O
ZETIA 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

47

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 8% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 6% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

49

patients, 16% of all patients

A
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

O
XARELTO 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 3% of all patients

INCRUSE ELLIPTA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NABUMETONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
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 March 29, 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.