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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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20,283Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.27M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
550 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

$1.09M

2014

$1.35M

2015

$1.27M

2016

Number of Claims

18,294

2014

21,505

2015

20,283

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.

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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.

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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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 1,053

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

157

patients, 29% of all patients

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SIMVASTATIN 807

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

119

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 768

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

115

patients, 21% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 703

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

92

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 681

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 644

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 581

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

MELOXICAM 544

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

83

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 505

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 464

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 456

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

SENSIPAR 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RENVELA 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

102

patients, 19% of all patients

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TRAMADOL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

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DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
PRAZOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

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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 Dec. 4, 2014.
  • 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.