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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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12,536Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$780K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
555 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

$731K

2014

$705K

2015

$780K

2016

Number of Claims

13,086

2014

11,939

2015

12,536

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 544

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 528

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

O
DONEPEZIL HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ZETIA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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. 26, 2009.
  • 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.