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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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11,661Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$752K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
569 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$813K

2014

$747K

2015

$752K

2016

Number of Claims

12,715

2014

12,333

2015

11,661

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
SIMVASTATIN 561

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

145

patients, 25% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 424

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 416

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

90

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 403

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

94

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% 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 Dec. 3, 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.