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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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12,414Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$914K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
625 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

$378K

2014

$766K

2015

$914K

2016

Number of Claims

5,939

2014

10,555

2015

12,414

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 571

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

468

prescriptions.

107

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 469

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 458

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 451

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CHLORTHALIDONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VICTOZA 3-PAK 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% 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 May 28, 2014.
  • 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.