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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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14,692Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$949K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
648 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$1.05M

2014

$1.08M

2015

$949K

2016

Number of Claims

15,348

2014

16,925

2015

14,692

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 554

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

149

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 550

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

134

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 526

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

137

patients, 21% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

91

patients, 14% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

ZETIA 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

A
XARELTO 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NIACIN ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A
KETOCONAZOLE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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CELECOXIB 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

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. 13, 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.