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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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16,027Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$804K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
810 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$823K

2014

$781K

2015

$804K

2016

Number of Claims

15,308

2014

15,501

2015

16,027

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 966

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

898

prescriptions.

195

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 719

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

139

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 641

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 528

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CLONIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
FELODIPINE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

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 Jan. 17, 2012.
  • 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.