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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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15,331Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$721K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
780 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

$686K

2014

$655K

2015

$721K

2016

Number of Claims

12,494

2014

12,306

2015

15,331

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 778

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

145

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 667

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

147

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 660

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 566

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

498

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 533

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

79

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O
SYMBICORT 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11 O
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

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. 10, 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.