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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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13,213Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$984K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
396 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
73% Patients 65 Years and Older

82% 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

$1.1M

2014

$1.19M

2015

$984K

2016

Number of Claims

13,896

2014

14,079

2015

13,213

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
METFORMIN HCL 628

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

94

patients, 24% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 516

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

412

prescriptions.

74

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 504

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

81

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

ENDOCET 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

87

patients, 22% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

NEXIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

O
VOLTAREN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
FLOVENT HFA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ALCOHOL PADS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

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 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.