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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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13,891Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$719K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
802 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$709K

2014

$709K

2015

$719K

2016

Number of Claims

14,071

2014

13,472

2015

13,891

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 498

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MEMANTINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METOLAZONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 O
FAMOTIDINE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P
CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN-TRIAMCINOLONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PRADAXA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

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. 28, 2012.
  • 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.