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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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18,770Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$902K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
762 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$768K

2014

$888K

2015

$902K

2016

Number of Claims

16,897

2014

18,881

2015

18,770

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,191

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,086

prescriptions.

199

patients, 26% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,111

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

989

prescriptions.

205

patients, 27% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 725

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

116

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 651

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

136

patients, 18% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

135

patients, 18% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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SPIRIVA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

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VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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VOLTAREN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VENLAFAXINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

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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 Jan. 16, 2012.
  • 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.