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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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17,258Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
724 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.03M

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

18,232

2014

17,799

2015

17,258

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
SIMVASTATIN 708

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

146

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 635

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

126

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 610

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

124

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 565

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 472

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMILORIDE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11 O
IBUPROFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ENDOCET 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 O
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

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 Dec. 30, 2014.
  • 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.