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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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11,064Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$813K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
771 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

41% 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

$741K

2014

$798K

2015

$813K

2016

Number of Claims

10,336

2014

11,487

2015

11,064

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.

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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 733

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

237

patients, 31% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 499

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

147

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 472

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

133

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 407

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 304

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

93

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

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METOPROLOL TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

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 Oct. 17, 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.