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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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10,683Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$751K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
761 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$548K

2014

$715K

2015

$751K

2016

Number of Claims

7,647

2014

10,175

2015

10,683

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 755

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

207

patients, 27% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 647

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

170

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 426

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

102

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

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FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL ER 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

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DONEPEZIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 O
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

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. 11, 2011.
  • 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.