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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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14,755Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$785K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,098 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

$345K

2014

$687K

2015

$785K

2016

Number of Claims

6,466

2014

12,321

2015

14,755

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.

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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.

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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
LISINOPRIL 756

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

242

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 707

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

538

prescriptions.

200

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 527

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

175

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

157

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

153

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

148

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

140

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

102

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

104

patients, 9% of all patients

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MONTELUKAST SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

146

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

157

patients, 14% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

76

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

116

patients, 11% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

A
BUSPIRONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

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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 April 6, 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.