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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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20,562Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$909K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
708 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$898K

2014

$907K

2015

$909K

2016

Number of Claims

17,848

2014

19,918

2015

20,562

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 955

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

856

prescriptions.

170

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 933

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

874

prescriptions.

164

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 859

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

744

prescriptions.

138

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 799

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

748

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 690

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

120

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 600

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 571

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 471

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

72

patients, 10% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRIVA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

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SPIRONOLACTONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

P
SERTRALINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON M20 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 Jan. 13, 2015.
  • 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.