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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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13,807Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$968K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
340 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
56% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

$672K

2014

$795K

2015

$968K

2016

Number of Claims

10,801

2014

11,910

2015

13,807

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 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

74

patients, 22% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

94

patients, 28% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

79

patients, 23% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

72

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

66

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

64

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

58

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

46

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

53

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

41

patients, 12% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

50

patients, 15% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

36

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

43

patients, 13% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

34

patients, 10% of all patients

CRESTOR 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

79

patients, 23% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

XARELTO 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
AMITIZA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11 P
MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% 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 26, 2012.
  • 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.