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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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13,637Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$864K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
491 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$881K

2014

$919K

2015

$864K

2016

Number of Claims

13,687

2014

13,857

2015

13,637

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
SIMVASTATIN 677

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

103

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 628

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

118

patients, 24% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 558

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

90

patients, 18% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 302

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

A
IBUPROFEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
COLCHICINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUMET 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR HCT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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 June 18, 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.