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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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14,771Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$964K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
620 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$934K

2014

$901K

2015

$964K

2016

Number of Claims

15,058

2014

15,059

2015

14,771

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 666

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

138

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 652

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

127

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 576

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

111

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 461

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

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ALPRAZOLAM 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ZETIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

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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. 6, 2014.
  • 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.