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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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8,388Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$696K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
433 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$632K

2014

$634K

2015

$696K

2016

Number of Claims

8,552

2014

8,502

2015

8,388

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 454

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

136

patients, 31% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 426

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

145

patients, 33% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

98

patients, 23% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 274

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

88

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

94

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

72

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 218

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

67

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

53

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

69

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 180

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

56

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

57

patients, 13% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

ELIQUIS 147

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

55

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

CARTIA XT 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% 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.