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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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8,960Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$306K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
455 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% 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

$130K

2014

$202K

2015

$306K

2016

Number of Claims

3,366

2014

5,761

2015

8,960

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
SIMVASTATIN 466

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

91

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 372

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

63

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 340

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 279

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 272

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 254

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

145

patients, 32% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

80

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 159

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

O
CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 Oct. 27, 2011.
  • 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.