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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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13,137Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
574 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

85% 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

$919K

2014

$1.03M

2015

$1.46M

2016

Number of Claims

11,709

2014

12,279

2015

13,137

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 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

122

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

104

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 365

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

112

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 332

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

112

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

98

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

109

patients, 19% of all patients

MELOXICAM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

74

patients, 13% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

ATENOLOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

A
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON 8 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CROMOLYN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR HCT 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

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CEPHALEXIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% 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 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.