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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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19,827Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$877K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
732 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

40% 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

$858K

2014

$867K

2015

$877K

2016

Number of Claims

19,787

2014

19,027

2015

19,827

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 736

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

714

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 714

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 680

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

134

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 617

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

138

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 597

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 540

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 537

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 491

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
IRBESARTAN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
TORSEMIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
TERAZOSIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P
HUMALOG 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 P
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Nov. 19, 2017.
  • 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.