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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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15,735Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$828K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
480 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

83% 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

$753K

2014

$786K

2015

$828K

2016

Number of Claims

14,544

2014

15,831

2015

15,735

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
SIMVASTATIN 824

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

751

prescriptions.

115

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 674

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

104

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 672

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

97

patients, 20% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 646

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 613

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

86

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 555

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

92

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 535

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

57

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLIN 70-30 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

EASY COMFORT PEN NEEDLES 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
AMMONIUM LACTATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 May 31, 2011.
  • 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.