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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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13,854Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$613K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
822 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$507K

2014

$608K

2015

$613K

2016

Number of Claims

11,117

2014

13,260

2015

13,854

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.

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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 713

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

150

patients, 18% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 681

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

153

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 657

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

141

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 578

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 547

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 495

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

84

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

O
SPIRIVA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

JANTOVEN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 Sept. 21, 2012.
  • 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.