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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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21,860Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
994 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

73% 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

$1.53M

2014

$1.61M

2015

$2M

2016

Number of Claims

21,005

2014

21,052

2015

21,860

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,282

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,179

prescriptions.

267

patients, 27% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,243

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,054

prescriptions.

234

patients, 24% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 1,134

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,001

prescriptions.

236

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 769

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

715

prescriptions.

163

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 759

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

700

prescriptions.

163

patients, 16% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 722

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

181

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 701

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

143

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 578

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 532

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

122

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 398

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 318

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 313

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 280

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

94

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MEMANTINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TERBINAFINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P
REPAGLINIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% 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 Aug. 15, 2013.
  • 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.