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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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16,810Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$916K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,015 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$787K

2014

$871K

2015

$916K

2016

Number of Claims

14,526

2014

16,019

2015

16,810

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.

10

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,207

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

919

prescriptions.

244

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 806

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

151

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 635

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 602

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

134

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

490

prescriptions.

128

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

90

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

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DULOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

URSODIOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

A
NAPROXEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 Nov. 20, 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.