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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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16,685Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
983 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$713K

2014

$865K

2015

$1.25M

2016

Number of Claims

11,923

2014

13,402

2015

16,685

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 600

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

115

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 588

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

145

patients, 15% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

A
SYNTHROID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P
FINASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A
GENERLAC 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
PREVACID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
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 June 7, 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.