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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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14,676Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$699K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
829 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

46% 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

$678K

2014

$731K

2015

$699K

2016

Number of Claims

15,291

2014

16,186

2015

14,676

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 759

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

602

prescriptions.

191

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 719

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

566

prescriptions.

212

patients, 26% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 607

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

409

prescriptions.

121

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 606

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

185

patients, 22% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 567

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

154

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

133

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 365

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

96

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 308

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

60

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

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 June 8, 2012.
  • 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.