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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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18,991Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$825K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
580 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

$723K

2014

$820K

2015

$825K

2016

Number of Claims

16,692

2014

18,280

2015

18,991

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
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 803

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

779

prescriptions.

134

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 663

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

592

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 633

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 584

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 564

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 555

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 469

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
LACTULOSE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
MEGESTROL ACETATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
CAPTOPRIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

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BENAZEPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
RISEDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% 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 Sept. 16, 2016.
  • 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.