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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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12,207Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$658K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
633 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$690K

2014

$656K

2015

$658K

2016

Number of Claims

15,462

2014

13,279

2015

12,207

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 793

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

761

prescriptions.

221

patients, 35% of all patients

ATENOLOL 548

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

136

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 326

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

93

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

JANTOVEN 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% 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. 21, 2012.
  • 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.