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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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15,556Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$940K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
902 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

10% 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

$903K

2014

$941K

2015

$940K

2016

Number of Claims

13,271

2014

14,148

2015

15,556

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.

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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.

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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 984

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

935

prescriptions.

259

patients, 29% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 657

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

133

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 617

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

558

prescriptions.

137

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

138

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

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ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TESTOSTERONE CYPIONATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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METFORMIN HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

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PROAIR HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

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PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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. 19, 2016.
  • 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.