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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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9,747Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$613K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
899 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$536K

2014

$605K

2015

$613K

2016

Number of Claims

9,428

2014

10,042

2015

9,747

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
SIMVASTATIN 566

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

128

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 537

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 521

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

143

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 487

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 453

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

83

patients, 9% of all patients

A
BYSTOLIC 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SYNTHROID 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% 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.