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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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13,066Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$860K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
258 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

$929K

2014

$996K

2015

$860K

2016

Number of Claims

14,341

2014

13,131

2015

13,066

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 689

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

104

patients, 40% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 580

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

65

patients, 25% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

55

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

59

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

67

patients, 26% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

38

patients, 15% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

32

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

29

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 14% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

P
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 10% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

MELOXICAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

ELIQUIS 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

24

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

BACLOFEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

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TRAZODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

O
BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

LIOTHYRONINE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

CALCITONIN-SALMON 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

47

patients, 18% of all patients

A
RAMIPRIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

A
MYRBETRIQ 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% 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.