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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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17,551Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
915 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$1.47M

2014

$1.43M

2015

$1.43M

2016

Number of Claims

18,002

2014

17,782

2015

17,551

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.

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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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,179

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,139

prescriptions.

326

patients, 36% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 697

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

179

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 686

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

172

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 568

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

142

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

511

prescriptions.

140

patients, 15% of all patients

MELOXICAM 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

106

patients, 12% of all patients

PREDNISONE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

219

patients, 24% of all patients

CRESTOR 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

108

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

74

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

67

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

ELIQUIS 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

101

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

PREMARIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

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ALLOPURINOL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MYRBETRIQ 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

A
VYTORIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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DOXEPIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 Nov. 20, 2009.
  • 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.