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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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18,111Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$736K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
794 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$828K

2014

$757K

2015

$736K

2016

Number of Claims

21,381

2014

18,558

2015

18,111

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 698

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 682

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 623

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

120

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 575

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

O
LYRICA 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

A
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

O
FLURBIPROFEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ROPINIROLE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

A
PROMETHAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% 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 May 16, 2008.
  • 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.