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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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13,718Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$517K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
793 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$542K

2014

$525K

2015

$517K

2016

Number of Claims

13,096

2014

12,865

2015

13,718

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
SIMVASTATIN 614

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

163

patients, 21% of all patients

ATENOLOL 574

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

128

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 529

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 512

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 486

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 485

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

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CITALOPRAM HBR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PAROXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VYTORIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

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. 8, 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.