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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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13,940Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.15M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
554 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$1.13M

2014

$1.13M

2015

$1.15M

2016

Number of Claims

13,621

2014

13,888

2015

13,940

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 711

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

153

patients, 28% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 506

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

109

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 498

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

118

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

110

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

89

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CELECOXIB 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

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SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% 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 March 16, 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.