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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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14,256Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.33M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,229 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% 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

$1.3M

2014

$1.33M

2015

$1.33M

2016

Number of Claims

14,153

2014

14,116

2015

14,256

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 656

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

171

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 616

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

132

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 505

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

144

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

113

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOSTAVAX 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

195

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

79

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LYRICA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BOOSTRIX TDAP 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% 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.