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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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13,297Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$811K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
636 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

$816K

2014

$827K

2015

$811K

2016

Number of Claims

14,600

2014

14,061

2015

13,297

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 760

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

731

prescriptions.

162

patients, 25% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 617

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

123

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 579

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

102

patients, 16% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
CAPTOPRIL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PRADAXA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

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 Sept. 26, 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.