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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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13,081Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$772K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
334 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

$514K

2014

$669K

2015

$772K

2016

Number of Claims

9,044

2014

11,230

2015

13,081

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
LISINOPRIL 498

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

57

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

60

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 359

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

45

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

47

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 11% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

O
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
SURE COMFORT* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
COLCHICINE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

A
LEVETIRACETAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LAMOTRIGINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

A
RISPERIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 P
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
SENSIPAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

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 Nov. 8, 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.