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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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18,712Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.18M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
845 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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

$619K

2014

$794K

2015

$1.18M

2016

Number of Claims

10,012

2014

13,868

2015

18,712

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 1,349

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,260

prescriptions.

307

patients, 36% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,058

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,035

prescriptions.

216

patients, 26% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,007

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

925

prescriptions.

183

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 606

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

142

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

121

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 448

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

124

patients, 15% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

121

patients, 14% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CELECOXIB 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON 10 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TOVIAZ 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LINZESS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RISEDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
JANTOVEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

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 March 14, 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.