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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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16,052Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$734K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
868 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% 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

$881K

2014

$970K

2015

$734K

2016

Number of Claims

19,634

2014

18,406

2015

16,052

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
OMEPRAZOLE 777

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

744

prescriptions.

192

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 697

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

235

patients, 27% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 690

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

201

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 633

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

207

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

146

patients, 17% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

97

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

O
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLIN N 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOSTAVAX 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

O
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BACLOFEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CALCITRIOL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

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 March 20, 2015.
  • 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.