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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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18,039Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$972K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
942 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$956K

2014

$937K

2015

$972K

2016

Number of Claims

19,061

2014

18,601

2015

18,039

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 867

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

662

prescriptions.

192

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 699

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

135

patients, 14% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 669

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

137

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 631

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

144

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ADVAIR DISKUS 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

A
SUCRALFATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 14

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
CHANTIX 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

A
ESTRADIOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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 May 22, 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.