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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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12,143Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$590K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
681 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$671K

2014

$615K

2015

$590K

2016

Number of Claims

13,341

2014

12,898

2015

12,143

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.

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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
SIMVASTATIN 601

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

156

patients, 23% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 524

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

135

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 524

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 440

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

101

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 432

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

ATENOLOL 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 351

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CEFUROXIME 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VYTORIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O
LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% 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 Oct. 15, 2007.
  • 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.