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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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13,733Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$724K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
611 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

$685K

2014

$720K

2015

$724K

2016

Number of Claims

13,941

2014

14,103

2015

13,733

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 681

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

113

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 565

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

123

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 481

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

A
TIZANIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

A
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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NEXIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

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DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

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SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

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 Oct. 29, 2014.
  • 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.