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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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18,948Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.3M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
652 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
67% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

$1.28M

2014

$1.29M

2015

$1.3M

2016

Number of Claims

18,523

2014

18,162

2015

18,948

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 988

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

637

prescriptions.

169

patients, 26% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 960

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 771

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 660

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 638

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

96

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LAMOTRIGINE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ALLOPURINOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
IBANDRONATE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
ATENOLOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

A
OLANZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11 P
BUPROPION XL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11 P
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
NIACIN ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 18

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

<11
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
INSULIN SYRINGE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
VIREAD 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VIMPAT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
MOMETASONE FUROATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUVOXAMINE MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
NABUMETONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LITHIUM CARBONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
BYSTOLIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

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 March 26, 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.