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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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12,276Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$886K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
539 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

84% 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

$727K

2014

$807K

2015

$886K

2016

Number of Claims

9,260

2014

10,679

2015

12,276

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 805

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

660

prescriptions.

145

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 727

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

603

prescriptions.

158

patients, 29% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 696

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

133

patients, 25% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 532

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

112

patients, 21% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 482

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

89

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

98

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 195

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

NEXIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIBENZOR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O
BENICAR 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

A
KETOCONAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

13

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 Sept. 23, 2010.
  • 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.