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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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12,967Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$844K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
546 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$855K

2014

$880K

2015

$844K

2016

Number of Claims

13,648

2014

13,857

2015

12,967

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 580

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 524

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

88

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 483

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 465

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O
SPIRONOLACTONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORTHALIDONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

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 July 9, 2007.
  • 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.