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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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21,669Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$978K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
514 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
51% Patients 65 Years and Older

89% 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

$908K

2014

$822K

2015

$978K

2016

Number of Claims

19,655

2014

19,389

2015

21,669

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 1,138

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

643

prescriptions.

125

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 954

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

99

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 950

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

106

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 767

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 685

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 636

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 501

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

109

patients, 21% of all patients

MELOXICAM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

KLOR-CON 8 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

P
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

93

patients, 18% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

O
NEXIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

<11
BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
COUMADIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11 P
BUMETANIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
PERMETHRIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
PATADAY 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

A
DESMOPRESSIN ACETATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 P
RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

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 Aug. 31, 2010.
  • 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.