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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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14,213Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$825K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
498 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

$793K

2014

$1.01M

2015

$825K

2016

Number of Claims

14,987

2014

14,499

2015

14,213

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.

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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.

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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
METFORMIN HCL 664

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

584

prescriptions.

124

patients, 25% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 536

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

109

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

91

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

72

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

67

patients, 13% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

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BACLOFEN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

O
FELODIPINE ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ZALEPLON 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

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OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 Sept. 7, 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.