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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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14,478Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
797 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$1.59M

2014

$1.8M

2015

$2.07M

2016

Number of Claims

14,139

2014

14,131

2015

14,478

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
METFORMIN HCL 801

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

685

prescriptions.

212

patients, 27% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 710

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

186

patients, 23% of all patients

10
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 699

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

151

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 679

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

195

patients, 24% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

130

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

ZETIA 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

115

patients, 14% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VYTORIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TRADJENTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

13

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. 27, 2017.
  • 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.