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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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11,622Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$594K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
321 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
66% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

$569K

2014

$614K

2015

$594K

2016

Number of Claims

11,120

2014

11,990

2015

11,622

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 571

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

101

patients, 31% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 497

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

59

patients, 18% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 465

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

91

patients, 28% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

73

patients, 23% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

54

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 295

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

53

patients, 17% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

58

patients, 18% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

52

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

48

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

42

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

32

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

38

patients, 12% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

65

patients, 20% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 10% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

BACLOFEN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

45

patients, 14% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

55

patients, 17% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

26

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

66

patients, 21% of all patients

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AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

63

patients, 20% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

51

patients, 16% of all patients

A
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

41

patients, 13% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SUMATRIPTAN SUCCINATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

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TEMAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% 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 Nov. 5, 2009.
  • 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.