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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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8,482Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$509K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
489 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$558K

2014

$566K

2015

$509K

2016

Number of Claims

8,910

2014

8,667

2015

8,482

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 434

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

413

prescriptions.

112

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 406

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

96

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 252

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 214

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O
BUPROPION XL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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CARVEDILOL 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

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 Jan. 23, 2014.
  • 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.