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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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21,791Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$841K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
581 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

$957K

2014

$946K

2015

$841K

2016

Number of Claims

20,634

2014

22,616

2015

21,791

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
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 784

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

125

patients, 22% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 771

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

117

patients, 20% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 766

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

119

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 709

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 631

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 594

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 566

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 492

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 458

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 312

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

126

patients, 22% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

A
CEPHALEXIN 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
METHADONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 O
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 O
COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11 O
OXYCODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% 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 Feb. 9, 2018.
  • 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.