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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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13,968Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
521 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

60% 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

$986K

2014

$1.25M

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

13,303

2014

14,229

2015

13,968

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 757

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

185

patients, 36% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

101

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

123

patients, 24% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

109

patients, 21% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

MELOXICAM 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

61

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

127

patients, 24% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

107

patients, 21% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

METRONIDAZOLE* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON M10 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
METHOCARBAMOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
KETOCONAZOLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

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 Dec. 15, 2015.
  • 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.