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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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12,585Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$999K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
704 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$1.08M

2014

$1.02M

2015

$999K

2016

Number of Claims

12,907

2014

13,020

2015

12,585

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 557

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

159

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

148

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

104

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

83

patients, 12% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

A
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFDINIR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
COLCHICINE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% 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 Oct. 31, 2014.
  • 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.