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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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15,804Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$922K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
563 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

71% 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

$923K

2014

$926K

2015

$922K

2016

Number of Claims

15,959

2014

15,504

2015

15,804

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
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 751

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

150

patients, 27% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 676

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

110

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 594

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

126

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 516

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

105

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 428

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

PREDNISONE 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

160

patients, 28% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

137

patients, 24% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

O
HYDROXYZINE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

A
DONEPEZIL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CEFUROXIME 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CLINDAMYCIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

HAVRIX 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11 P
BUPROPION XL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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 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.