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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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15,598Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$995K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
898 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

$705K

2014

$846K

2015

$995K

2016

Number of Claims

11,854

2014

14,409

2015

15,598

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.

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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
GABAPENTIN 742

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

334

patients, 37% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 719

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

331

patients, 37% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 539

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

227

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

163

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

143

patients, 16% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

139

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

143

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

155

patients, 17% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

119

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

121

patients, 13% of all patients

ETODOLAC 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

158

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

152

patients, 17% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

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PIOGLITAZONE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

LYRICA 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

95

patients, 11% of all patients

A
VASCEPA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

DEXAMETHASONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

92

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

O
MECLIZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

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 March 24, 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.