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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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9,586Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$653K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
333 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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

$492K

2014

$593K

2015

$653K

2016

Number of Claims

9,467

2014

9,739

2015

9,586

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 630

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

588

prescriptions.

130

patients, 39% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 465

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

92

patients, 28% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 424

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

80

patients, 24% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 342

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

63

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 315

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

60

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

51

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

40

patients, 12% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 146

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

SYNTHROID 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

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VICTOZA 3-PAK 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

31

patients, 9% of all patients

BENICAR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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TRAZODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

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 Feb. 16, 2010.
  • 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.