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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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15,654Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$888K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
511 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% 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

$802K

2014

$811K

2015

$888K

2016

Number of Claims

13,730

2014

14,395

2015

15,654

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 636

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

125

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 635

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

100

patients, 20% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 627

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

88

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

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SIMVASTATIN 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

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DONEPEZIL HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

NOVOLOG 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

<11 O
PREDNISONE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

<11 P
OXYCODONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

JANTOVEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 P
MEMANTINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

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 Aug. 9, 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.