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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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15,375Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
590 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$917K

2014

$966K

2015

$1M

2016

Number of Claims

14,027

2014

14,940

2015

15,375

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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 751

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

146

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 550

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 502

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 489

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
PREDNISONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PROMETHAZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PAROXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
QUINAPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
DOXEPIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ONGLYZA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VERAPAMIL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

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 8, 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.