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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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10,841Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$669K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
587 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$719K

2014

$758K

2015

$669K

2016

Number of Claims

13,752

2014

13,071

2015

10,841

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 624

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

194

patients, 33% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 618

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

188

patients, 32% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 498

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

145

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 456

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

131

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 404

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

146

patients, 25% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

110

patients, 19% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 288

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

116

patients, 20% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 199

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

A
HYDRALAZINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

O
TIZANIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

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 July 14, 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.