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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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16,572Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
858 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

53% 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

$944K

2014

$995K

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

15,895

2014

16,676

2015

16,572

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.

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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.

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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 639

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

148

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 582

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

144

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 563

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

121

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 551

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

151

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 550

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

90

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

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GLIMEPIRIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

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AZITHROMYCIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A
SYNTHROID 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

JANTOVEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
MYRBETRIQ 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
LANSOPRAZOLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A
BACLOFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

A
CARAFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

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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 June 5, 2014.
  • 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.