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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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13,976Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$725K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
839 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$886K

2014

$726K

2015

$725K

2016

Number of Claims

14,154

2014

14,163

2015

13,976

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.

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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 918

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

862

prescriptions.

294

patients, 35% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 782

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

185

patients, 22% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 514

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

489

prescriptions.

139

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 502

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

132

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

423

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

JANTOVEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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NIFEDICAL XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ACYCLOVIR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

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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 Oct. 1, 2012.
  • 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.