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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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14,795Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$551K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
903 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$598K

2014

$553K

2015

$551K

2016

Number of Claims

19,269

2014

15,880

2015

14,795

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 795

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

757

prescriptions.

156

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 761

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

163

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 684

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

156

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 625

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

571

prescriptions.

140

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 564

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

115

patients, 13% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

93

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

SYMBICORT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DIAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

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 Jan. 18, 2017.
  • 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.