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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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12,966Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$867K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
590 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$838K

2014

$871K

2015

$867K

2016

Number of Claims

13,452

2014

13,621

2015

12,966

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 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

102

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ONGLYZA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

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 July 15, 2014.
  • 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.