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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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17,190Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$992K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
693 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

$940K

2014

$926K

2015

$992K

2016

Number of Claims

18,083

2014

15,752

2015

17,190

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 1,222

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,092

prescriptions.

227

patients, 33% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 1,043

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

907

prescriptions.

190

patients, 27% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 806

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

188

patients, 27% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 758

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

137

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 756

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

680

prescriptions.

134

patients, 19% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 557

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 531

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

135

patients, 19% of all patients

ATENOLOL 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 412

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

135

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

63

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

CRESTOR 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

ALCOHOL PADS 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ALCOHOL PREP PADS 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

REPAGLINIDE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SINGLE USE SWAB 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

EASY COMFORT PEN NEEDLES 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

SYMBICORT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG MIX 70-30 FLEXPEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
QUINAPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LABETALOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

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 July 9, 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.