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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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10,754Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$824K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
598 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$761K

2014

$852K

2015

$824K

2016

Number of Claims

9,599

2014

10,597

2015

10,754

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 653

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

136

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 379

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 328

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 289

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

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 Feb. 14, 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.