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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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22,786Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.56M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
806 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
75% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

$1.4M

2014

$1.41M

2015

$1.56M

2016

Number of Claims

24,170

2014

23,960

2015

22,786

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 881

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

668

prescriptions.

248

patients, 31% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 855

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

186

patients, 23% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 732

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

188

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 703

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

183

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 687

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

178

patients, 22% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 612

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

201

patients, 25% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 537

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

158

patients, 20% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 518

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

132

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 507

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

129

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 466

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

133

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

MELOXICAM 431

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

148

patients, 18% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 400

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 330

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

130

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

NAPROXEN 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

A
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

A
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

100

patients, 12% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 112

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

P
NEXIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 23

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

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 Feb. 5, 2014.
  • 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.