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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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9,523Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$560K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
472 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$504K

2014

$489K

2015

$560K

2016

Number of Claims

9,587

2014

8,965

2015

9,523

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 524

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

102

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 362

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 359

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 341

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

83

patients, 18% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

45

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

A
JANUMET 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

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 Nov. 9, 2009.
  • 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.