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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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15,196Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$846K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
792 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$176K

2014

$453K

2015

$846K

2016

Number of Claims

3,515

2014

10,198

2015

15,196

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.

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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.

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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 677

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

185

patients, 23% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 623

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

145

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

150

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 504

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

135

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LOVASTATIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A
FENTANYL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11 O
CEFDINIR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VIAGRA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 P
ONDANSETRON HCL* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

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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 April 24, 2015.
  • 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.