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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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15,674Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$727K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
720 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

15% 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

$701K

2014

$749K

2015

$727K

2016

Number of Claims

14,469

2014

14,666

2015

15,674

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 570

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 549

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

514

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

76

patients, 11% of all patients

O
NIFEDIPINE ER 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

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 Nov. 21, 2017.
  • 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.