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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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14,700Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
692 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$1.08M

2014

$984K

2015

$1M

2016

Number of Claims

15,379

2014

15,103

2015

14,700

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 699

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

175

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 680

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

143

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 598

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

143

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 534

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

117

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

112

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

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SYNTHROID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

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 May 3, 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.