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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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12,508Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$782K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
665 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

$883K

2014

$835K

2015

$782K

2016

Number of Claims

12,169

2014

12,392

2015

12,508

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 541

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

144

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 471

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 449

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

108

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CLORAZEPATE DIPOTASSIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Sept. 28, 2017.
  • 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.