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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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16,362Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.31M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
578 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% 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

$1.11M

2014

$1.29M

2015

$1.31M

2016

Number of Claims

15,124

2014

16,313

2015

16,362

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 556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

100

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 499

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 O
TOPIRAMATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 O
SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

A
QUINAPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
TORSEMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

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 April 28, 2008.
  • 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.