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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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15,934Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$709K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
611 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$916K

2014

$771K

2015

$709K

2016

Number of Claims

22,054

2014

17,842

2015

15,934

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
LISINOPRIL 810

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

695

prescriptions.

170

patients, 28% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 774

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

738

prescriptions.

140

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 566

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 528

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 498

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

493

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 440

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 407

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 348

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

NOVOLIN N 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

10
TEMAZEPAM 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ALCOHOL PADS 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLIN R 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

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 March 20, 2015.
  • 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.