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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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13,892Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$638K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
530 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

$525K

2014

$601K

2015

$638K

2016

Number of Claims

11,811

2014

13,425

2015

13,892

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 1,126

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

888

prescriptions.

187

patients, 35% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 799

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

146

patients, 28% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 560

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

103

patients, 19% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 555

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

104

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

80

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

NAPROXEN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O
KLOR-CON M20 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

O
INSULIN SYRINGE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DIAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

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BACLOFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

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DONEPEZIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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 Dec. 6, 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.