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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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15,114Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$838K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
587 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

$586K

2014

$671K

2015

$838K

2016

Number of Claims

12,154

2014

13,102

2015

15,114

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 931

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

781

prescriptions.

155

patients, 26% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 557

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 501

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 484

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 443

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

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GLIMEPIRIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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NAPROXEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

COLCHICINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

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VALSARTAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

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TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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CLONAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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 June 27, 2013.
  • 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.