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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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10,803Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
644 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

$818K

2014

$1.01M

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

9,772

2014

10,568

2015

10,803

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 575

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

143

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

122

patients, 19% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

92

patients, 14% of all patients

A
SYNTHROID 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MINOCYCLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A
FENTANYL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11 O
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

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 Feb. 19, 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.