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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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17,516Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
743 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$872K

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

16,484

2014

17,874

2015

17,516

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 1,332

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,276

prescriptions.

193

patients, 26% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 724

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

148

patients, 20% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 654

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 630

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

156

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 560

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

518

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

89

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

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JANUVIA 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
SPIRONOLACTONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DEXTROAMPHETAMINE-AMPHETAMINE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ETODOLAC 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% 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. 3, 2011.
  • 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.