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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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12,953Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$798K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
443 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

94% 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

$822K

2014

$696K

2015

$798K

2016

Number of Claims

15,700

2014

14,779

2015

12,953

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 676

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

647

prescriptions.

115

patients, 26% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 536

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 521

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

90

patients, 20% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 472

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

70

patients, 16% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 469

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

79

patients, 18% of all patients

ATENOLOL 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

71

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

84

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

CROMOLYN SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

CELECOXIB 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

78

patients, 18% of all patients

VALSARTAN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

VOLTAREN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LOPERAMIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

50

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
MIRTAZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PROCTOZONE-HC 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VIREAD 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
FELODIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

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 9, 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.