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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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16,291Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
783 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$1.06M

2014

$1.14M

2015

$1.33M

2016

Number of Claims

13,915

2014

14,557

2015

16,291

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 1,044

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,001

prescriptions.

258

patients, 33% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 846

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

816

prescriptions.

180

patients, 23% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

131

patients, 17% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 452

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

160

patients, 20% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

O
BUPROPION XL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

A
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A
BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFDINIR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON M20 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 Jan. 23, 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.