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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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14,827Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$856K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
726 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$872K

2014

$841K

2015

$856K

2016

Number of Claims

14,074

2014

13,804

2015

14,827

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 557

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

517

prescriptions.

150

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

150

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

148

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

122

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

123

patients, 17% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

151

patients, 21% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MEMANTINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

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 Aug. 7, 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.