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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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15,658Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$715K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
896 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

$687K

2014

$744K

2015

$715K

2016

Number of Claims

15,145

2014

15,383

2015

15,658

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.

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 894

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

802

prescriptions.

160

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 647

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 595

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

102

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

131

patients, 15% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

A
IBUPROFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

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PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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SYMBICORT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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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 Nov. 22, 2017.
  • 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.