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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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16,755Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$905K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
988 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

5% 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

$996K

2014

$964K

2015

$905K

2016

Number of Claims

18,393

2014

16,981

2015

16,755

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 976

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

931

prescriptions.

263

patients, 27% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 866

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

752

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 841

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

836

prescriptions.

223

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 690

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

671

prescriptions.

181

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 545

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

178

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

144

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

135

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

104

patients, 11% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

100

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

99

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
PROMETHAZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

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 Feb. 14, 2014.
  • 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.