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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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15,516Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$907K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
496 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

52% 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

$828K

2014

$896K

2015

$907K

2016

Number of Claims

15,742

2014

17,282

2015

15,516

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
LISINOPRIL 615

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

102

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 563

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

99

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 544

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

99

patients, 20% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LOVASTATIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXILANT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
JANUMET 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

A
RAMIPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

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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 July 12, 2012.
  • 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.