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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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17,812Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$942K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,235 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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

$926K

2014

$967K

2015

$942K

2016

Number of Claims

17,151

2014

16,792

2015

17,812

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
LISINOPRIL 942

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

884

prescriptions.

277

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 940

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

922

prescriptions.

267

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 737

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

194

patients, 16% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 697

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

583

prescriptions.

167

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 573

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

173

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 559

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

467

prescriptions.

163

patients, 13% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 545

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

168

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 487

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

143

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 446

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

127

patients, 10% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 437

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

123

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 409

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

126

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 399

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

114

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

115

patients, 9% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

101

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

113

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

100

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CRESTOR 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

A
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% 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 Feb. 17, 2014.
  • 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.