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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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12,658Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
736 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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

$1.02M

2014

$1.07M

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

13,953

2014

13,227

2015

12,658

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 796

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

762

prescriptions.

227

patients, 31% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 556

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

158

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 533

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

133

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

120

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

113

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

BYDUREON PEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

ZETIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

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CLONAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

A
QUINAPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BYDUREON 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.