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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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13,558Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$664K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
651 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$646K

2014

$666K

2015

$664K

2016

Number of Claims

13,254

2014

13,354

2015

13,558

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 632

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

103

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 524

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 482

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 426

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMULIN N 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

WELCHOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

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TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
RANITIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 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 June 1, 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.