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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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10,434Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$703K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
416 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% 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

$928K

2014

$788K

2015

$703K

2016

Number of Claims

11,955

2014

11,487

2015

10,434

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
LISINOPRIL 385

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 162

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 157

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 O
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCONTIN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.