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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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19,122Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$964K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,046 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$816K

2014

$922K

2015

$964K

2016

Number of Claims

19,238

2014

20,655

2015

19,122

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 739

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

167

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 715

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

609

prescriptions.

197

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 672

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

149

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 661

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

172

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 621

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

156

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 578

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

155

patients, 15% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 570

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

147

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

131

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

120

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 434

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

120

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

114

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

87

patients, 8% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

79

patients, 8% of all patients

BACLOFEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O
DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

A
NIFEDIPINE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 June 13, 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.