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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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16,889Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$888K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
747 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$1.09M

2014

$1.02M

2015

$888K

2016

Number of Claims

18,737

2014

17,822

2015

16,889

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 766

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

164

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 719

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

657

prescriptions.

160

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 697

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

173

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 613

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

114

patients, 15% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 453

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

135

patients, 18% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

117

patients, 16% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FLUOXETINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMILORIDE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON M20 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ONGLYZA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRADJENTA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDICAL XL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
ADVAIR DISKUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUDROCORTISONE ACETATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOCINONIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

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 Aug. 5, 2008.
  • 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.