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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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14,449Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.12M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
706 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$962K

2014

$983K

2015

$1.12M

2016

Number of Claims

13,361

2014

13,843

2015

14,449

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 970

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

872

prescriptions.

274

patients, 39% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 540

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

150

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 536

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

155

patients, 22% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 524

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

142

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

97

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

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CARVEDILOL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

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DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

ZETIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

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 Sept. 10, 2010.
  • 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.