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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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14,681Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$616K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,094 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$882K

2014

$822K

2015

$616K

2016

Number of Claims

25,793

2014

21,608

2015

14,681

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 875

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

799

prescriptions.

263

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 609

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

170

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 586

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

152

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 558

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

177

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

167

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

150

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 448

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

135

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

120

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

109

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

123

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

92

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

O
BENAZEPRIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

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 May 1, 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.