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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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15,950Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$733K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
734 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$620K

2014

$674K

2015

$733K

2016

Number of Claims

13,706

2014

15,072

2015

15,950

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 704

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

534

prescriptions.

129

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 619

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

124

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 539

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 455

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 382

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

INVOKANA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

A
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORTHALIDONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

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 Feb. 13, 2013.
  • 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.