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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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14,655Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$692K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
611 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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

$742K

2014

$703K

2015

$692K

2016

Number of Claims

14,359

2014

14,759

2015

14,655

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.

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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 697

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

679

prescriptions.

135

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 644

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

626

prescriptions.

136

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 574

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 524

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

109

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

55

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A
NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A
INDAPAMIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TOPROL XL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

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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 June 16, 2016.
  • 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.