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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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16,967Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$778K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,151 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$622K

2014

$706K

2015

$778K

2016

Number of Claims

15,423

2014

16,287

2015

16,967

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 894

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

859

prescriptions.

218

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 825

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

756

prescriptions.

226

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 645

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

612

prescriptions.

141

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 626

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

596

prescriptions.

173

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 598

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

164

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

477

prescriptions.

131

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 511

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

118

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

140

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

127

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 376

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

63

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

57

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

70

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

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RANITIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

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PAROXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

BACLOFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% 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 Dec. 29, 2010.
  • 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.