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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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18,948Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
894 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$1.17M

2014

$1.18M

2015

$1.25M

2016

Number of Claims

19,683

2014

19,552

2015

18,948

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 669

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

127

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 519

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 502

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

110

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 459

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 432

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

O
SPIRONOLACTONE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

METOLAZONE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SYNTHROID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BOOSTRIX TDAP 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

NAPROXEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIGOX 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 12

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.