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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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19,121Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,224 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$1.65M

2014

$1.57M

2015

$1.32M

2016

Number of Claims

27,387

2014

23,514

2015

19,121

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 914

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

233

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 869

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

214

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 731

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

193

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 650

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

188

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 559

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

117

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 496

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

126

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

121

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 417

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

111

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 404

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

103

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

100

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

105

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

66

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

NAPROXEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P
TERAZOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

A
NAMENDA XR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

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 March 31, 2016.
  • 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.