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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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13,870Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
593 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$1.11M

2014

$1.06M

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

14,520

2014

14,105

2015

13,870

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
SIMVASTATIN 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

95

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 426

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

QUINAPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

10
ZETIA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

TOPROL XL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
JANUMET 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE-TAMSULOSIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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. 28, 2008.
  • 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.