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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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8,274Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$563K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
806 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

54% 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

$593K

2014

$562K

2015

$563K

2016

Number of Claims

9,960

2014

8,965

2015

8,274

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
LISINOPRIL 437

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

137

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 365

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 328

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 327

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

O
NIFEDIPINE ER 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 156

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 140

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 138

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 126

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

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 July 8, 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.