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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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14,517Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$935K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
409 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$887K

2014

$913K

2015

$935K

2016

Number of Claims

15,341

2014

14,873

2015

14,517

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.

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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.

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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 881

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

850

prescriptions.

134

patients, 33% of all patients

SYNTHROID 811

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

789

prescriptions.

110

patients, 27% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 657

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

107

patients, 26% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 621

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

591

prescriptions.

90

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 329

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

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ALPRAZOLAM 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

XARELTO 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

CELECOXIB 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

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CRESTOR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

60

patients, 15% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

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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.