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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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6,857Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$507K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
466 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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

$403K

2014

$473K

2015

$507K

2016

Number of Claims

6,522

2014

6,894

2015

6,857

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 470

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

112

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 366

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 252

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 242

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

68

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 225

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 105

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 104

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

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 July 9, 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.