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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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12,287Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$692K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
536 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$804K

2014

$717K

2015

$692K

2016

Number of Claims

13,936

2014

12,696

2015

12,287

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
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 515

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

94

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 482

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

100

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 432

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

102

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 312

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

ATENOLOL 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LABETALOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
MINOXIDIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VYTORIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11 O
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

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 Oct. 18, 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.