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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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19,401Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$862K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
845 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$997K

2014

$888K

2015

$862K

2016

Number of Claims

19,138

2014

18,573

2015

19,401

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.

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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.

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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 882

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

820

prescriptions.

202

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 879

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

785

prescriptions.

191

patients, 23% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 857

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

786

prescriptions.

156

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 800

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

157

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 778

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

710

prescriptions.

173

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 736

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

686

prescriptions.

140

patients, 17% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 590

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 563

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

117

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

107

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 514

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 291

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

63

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

JANTOVEN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

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CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

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FENOFIBRATE* 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

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PRADAXA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

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 20, 2008.
  • 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.