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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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17,512Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.26M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
617 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

$1.11M

2014

$1.23M

2015

$1.26M

2016

Number of Claims

19,284

2014

19,356

2015

17,512

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 747

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

707

prescriptions.

156

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 551

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 535

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

112

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 392

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

78

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

160

patients, 26% of all patients

A
ALPRAZOLAM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

JENTADUETO 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON 8 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BREO ELLIPTA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A
JANUMET XR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
PATADAY 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% 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 20, 2008.
  • 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.