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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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14,502Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$783K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
859 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$673K

2014

$735K

2015

$783K

2016

Number of Claims

13,064

2014

14,864

2015

14,502

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 1,102

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,048

prescriptions.

220

patients, 26% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 637

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 599

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 551

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 520

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

107

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

73

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% 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 June 2, 2016.
  • 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.