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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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19,582Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
753 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$1.1M

2014

$1.29M

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

21,635

2014

23,449

2015

19,582

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 834

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

163

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 719

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

126

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 709

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

580

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 704

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 608

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 539

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 402

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 264

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

LYRICA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NIACIN ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

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 Jan. 3, 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.