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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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12,005Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$653K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
870 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% 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

$488K

2014

$592K

2015

$653K

2016

Number of Claims

12,306

2014

12,163

2015

12,005

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
SIMVASTATIN 546

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

504

prescriptions.

172

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 545

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

139

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 537

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

134

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

81

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DILT-XR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ETODOLAC 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BACLOFEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRUEPLUS INSULIN SYRINGE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% 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.