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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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17,403Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$955K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
831 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

$931K

2014

$988K

2015

$955K

2016

Number of Claims

19,703

2014

19,388

2015

17,403

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 724

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

616

prescriptions.

130

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 696

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

128

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 696

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

492

prescriptions.

133

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 694

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

128

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 612

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

448

prescriptions.

129

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 548

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 540

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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DULOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

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 April 15, 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.