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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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9,643Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$472K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
680 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$355K

2014

$407K

2015

$472K

2016

Number of Claims

7,798

2014

8,683

2015

9,643

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 554

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

114

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 492

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 425

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CELECOXIB 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
DEXTROSE 5%-0.45% NACL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

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 May 31, 2013.
  • 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.