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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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8,679Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$570K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
525 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% 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

$623K

2014

$650K

2015

$570K

2016

Number of Claims

8,797

2014

9,138

2015

8,679

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 431

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

115

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 409

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

104

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 390

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

95

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 380

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

116

patients, 22% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 313

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 221

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

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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. 22, 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.