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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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16,611Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.98M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
929 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

$1.12M

2014

$1.43M

2015

$1.98M

2016

Number of Claims

11,205

2014

13,984

2015

16,611

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 1,253

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,011

prescriptions.

415

patients, 45% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 618

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

178

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 595

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

207

patients, 22% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 564

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

195

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

191

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

183

patients, 20% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

146

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

131

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

130

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

112

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

120

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

100

patients, 11% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

BYDUREON PEN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

114

patients, 12% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOSTAVAX 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

117

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ATENOLOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN-HCTZ 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VICTOZA 2-PAK 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET XR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CHANTIX 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

28

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 May 17, 2016.
  • 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.