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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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16,428Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$839K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
583 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

67% 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

$845K

2014

$922K

2015

$839K

2016

Number of Claims

17,584

2014

17,950

2015

16,428

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
LISINOPRIL 765

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

115

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 663

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

595

prescriptions.

119

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 660

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

552

prescriptions.

122

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 562

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 537

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NABUMETONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

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 July 25, 2012.
  • 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.