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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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14,202Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$975K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
794 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

17% 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

$804K

2014

$969K

2015

$975K

2016

Number of Claims

13,173

2014

14,632

2015

14,202

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 829

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

765

prescriptions.

176

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 595

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 500

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

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DONEPEZIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
WELCHOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

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 April 26, 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.