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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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15,187Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$801K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
747 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$861K

2014

$783K

2015

$801K

2016

Number of Claims

15,171

2014

15,694

2015

15,187

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 1,079

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

993

prescriptions.

208

patients, 28% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 633

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

124

patients, 17% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 627

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

130

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 554

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

O
BENAZEPRIL HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIBENZOR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

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BENICAR HCT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
HUMULIN 70-30 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

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 March 16, 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.