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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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14,854Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$792K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
830 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$1M

2014

$863K

2015

$792K

2016

Number of Claims

19,618

2014

16,855

2015

14,854

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.

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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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 902

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

832

prescriptions.

219

patients, 26% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 596

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

561

prescriptions.

155

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 573

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

143

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

151

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

135

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 499

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

143

patients, 17% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 493

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

131

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 492

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

103

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TRADJENTA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

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 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.