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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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14,686Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.29M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
505 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

68% 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

$2.11M

2014

$2.4M

2015

$2.29M

2016

Number of Claims

10,907

2014

12,673

2015

14,686

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 844

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

740

prescriptions.

167

patients, 33% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 499

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 483

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 482

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

470

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

NAPROXEN 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

VALACYCLOVIR 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TIVICAY 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

NORVIR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

STRIBILD 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PREZISTA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

TRUVADA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

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CHLORTHALIDONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOCINONIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PRADAXA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
KETOCONAZOLE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

INTELENCE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

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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 April 17, 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.