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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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19,458Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$906K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
467 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
48% Patients 65 Years and Older

86% 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

$1.24M

2014

$1.05M

2015

$906K

2016

Number of Claims

26,033

2014

22,973

2015

19,458

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
ALPRAZOLAM 1,610

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

182

patients, 39% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 995

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

171

patients, 37% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 863

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

123

patients, 26% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 718

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

185

patients, 40% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 705

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

88

patients, 19% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 690

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

107

patients, 23% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 526

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

96

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

78

patients, 17% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 468

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

119

patients, 25% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

58

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

90

patients, 19% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

92

patients, 20% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXILANT 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NABUMETONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
LYRICA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
PHENOBARBITAL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.