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The Doctors and Drugs in Medicare Part D

CHARLES FOWLER MD

At A Glance: This Prescriber in 2016

Internal Medicine

Self-Reported Primary Specialty

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12,431Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$484K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
587 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$482K

2014

$487K

2015

$484K

2016

Number of Claims

12,055

2014

12,257

2015

12,431

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 616

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

570

prescriptions.

175

patients, 30% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 489

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

134

patients, 23% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 452

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

102

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

110

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

K-TAB ER 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

10
TAMSULOSIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

94

patients, 16% of all patients

HUMULIN N 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

TROSPIUM CHLORIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

NABUMETONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
HUMULIN R 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
QVAR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.