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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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18,705Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.59M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
680 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

$1.64M

2014

$1.59M

2015

$1.59M

2016

Number of Claims

21,641

2014

19,733

2015

18,705

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 794

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

119

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 793

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

120

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 762

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

659

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 718

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 665

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

130

patients, 19% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 657

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 607

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

587

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 544

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 435

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 361

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

AMILORIDE HCL 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

10
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 263

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

SENSIPAR 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

RENVELA 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MINOXIDIL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
METOLAZONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
METHOTREXATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CRESTOR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
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 May 3, 2011.
  • 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.