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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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17,512Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.25M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
623 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$658K

2014

$851K

2015

$1.25M

2016

Number of Claims

8,797

2014

12,538

2015

17,512

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 701

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

189

patients, 30% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 624

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

521

prescriptions.

155

patients, 25% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 618

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 533

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

115

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 511

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

120

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 497

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

126

patients, 20% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

126

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 452

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

110

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

90

patients, 14% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

101

patients, 16% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

ONGLYZA 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

10
ALPRAZOLAM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

PREDNISONE 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

MYRBETRIQ 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O
BUPROPION XL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O
SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CEFDINIR 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 O
ACARBOSE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CHOLESTYRAMINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Oct. 28, 2014.
  • 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.