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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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11,144Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$605K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
581 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

72% 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

$717K

2014

$584K

2015

$605K

2016

Number of Claims

12,950

2014

11,085

2015

11,144

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 816

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

797

prescriptions.

185

patients, 32% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 608

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

593

prescriptions.

138

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 557

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

137

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 547

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

138

patients, 24% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 433

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

110

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 414

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

93

patients, 16% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 338

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 308

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

MELOXICAM 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

O
NIACIN ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
RALOXIFENE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 April 11, 2017.
  • 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.