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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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16,696Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$841K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
789 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
99% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

$845K

2014

$843K

2015

$841K

2016

Number of Claims

15,505

2014

16,162

2015

16,696

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,119

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,114

prescriptions.

210

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 674

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 544

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

SYNTHROID 502

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

444

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 368

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

A
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ZETIA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

A
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LYRICA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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. 23, 2017.
  • 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.