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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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16,684Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$870K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,131 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% 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

$886K

2014

$835K

2015

$870K

2016

Number of Claims

16,492

2014

16,255

2015

16,684

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 773

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

698

prescriptions.

169

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 765

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

126

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 712

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

154

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 661

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

137

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 585

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

120

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

93

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

O
QUINAPRIL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUVIA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
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 Sept. 16, 2015.
  • 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.