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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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19,372Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$985K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
796 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$764K

2014

$944K

2015

$985K

2016

Number of Claims

17,606

2014

19,629

2015

19,372

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 1,260

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,159

prescriptions.

294

patients, 37% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,180

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,083

prescriptions.

264

patients, 33% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 869

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

810

prescriptions.

190

patients, 24% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 654

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

145

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 644

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

158

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

132

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 480

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 479

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 454

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

159

patients, 20% of all patients

MELOXICAM 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

CRESTOR 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

VIAGRA 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

A
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

A
FAMOTIDINE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
VITAMIN D2 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VOLTAREN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ONGLYZA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

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 Dec. 13, 2011.
  • 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.