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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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13,465Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
653 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$1.07M

2014

$1.04M

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

18,763

2014

16,873

2015

13,465

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
METFORMIN HCL 666

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

158

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 482

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

130

patients, 20% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

120

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% 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. 14, 2010.
  • 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.