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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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13,083Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$602K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
777 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

$563K

2014

$566K

2015

$602K

2016

Number of Claims

12,667

2014

12,748

2015

13,083

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 763

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

727

prescriptions.

162

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 723

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

161

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 671

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

666

prescriptions.

146

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 662

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

153

patients, 20% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 568

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 474

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 460

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

101

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 442

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

437

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MELOXICAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CLONIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON 10 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

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 Aug. 8, 2008.
  • 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.