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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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7,145Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$569K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
434 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$490K

2014

$507K

2015

$569K

2016

Number of Claims

8,662

2014

7,666

2015

7,145

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 536

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

500

prescriptions.

120

patients, 28% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 302

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

77

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 217

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 212

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 209

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

93

patients, 21% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 116

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 113

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 111

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 109

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 108

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR HCT 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% 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 April 16, 2013.
  • 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.