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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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16,317Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
986 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

$1.31M

2014

$1.43M

2015

$1.59M

2016

Number of Claims

15,172

2014

15,541

2015

16,317

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 846

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

744

prescriptions.

301

patients, 31% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 826

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

754

prescriptions.

256

patients, 26% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 767

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

706

prescriptions.

262

patients, 27% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 693

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

160

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

O
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

85

patients, 9% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

82

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

VALSARTAN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

NAPROXEN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

SYMBICORT 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

89

patients, 9% of all patients

A
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

VESICARE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CARISOPRODOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

VASCEPA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE-METFORMIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

12

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 16, 2011.
  • 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.