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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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22,112Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$881K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
943 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

59% 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

$991K

2014

$943K

2015

$881K

2016

Number of Claims

24,116

2014

23,298

2015

22,112

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 1,434

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,239

prescriptions.

252

patients, 27% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 1,327

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,073

prescriptions.

238

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,231

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,079

prescriptions.

217

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,184

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

999

prescriptions.

207

patients, 22% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 1,108

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

975

prescriptions.

188

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 801

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

127

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 780

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

144

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 778

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

729

prescriptions.

121

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 746

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 512

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 493

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 287

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

91

patients, 10% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MELOXICAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE MONOHYDRATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A
PROCTOSOL-HC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

JANTOVEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTOP 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

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 Feb. 7, 2018.
  • 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.