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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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15,598Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.39M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
617 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$1.46M

2014

$1.41M

2015

$1.39M

2016

Number of Claims

16,389

2014

16,034

2015

15,598

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 721

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

690

prescriptions.

161

patients, 26% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 643

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

120

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

112

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

WELCHOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
PRIMIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

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 Jan. 30, 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.