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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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15,735Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$880K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
843 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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

$827K

2014

$902K

2015

$880K

2016

Number of Claims

13,061

2014

14,736

2015

15,735

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
LISINOPRIL 812

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

795

prescriptions.

178

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 778

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

214

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 728

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

170

patients, 20% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 662

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

165

patients, 20% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

PREDNISONE 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

264

patients, 31% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

159

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 377

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

214

patients, 25% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ETODOLAC 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

A
GLIMEPIRIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CLARITHROMYCIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NABUMETONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

WELCHOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ACYCLOVIR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A
BUPROPION XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

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. 2, 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.