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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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13,967Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$856K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
739 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

35% 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

$1.02M

2014

$1.03M

2015

$856K

2016

Number of Claims

13,738

2014

14,595

2015

13,967

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
LISINOPRIL 552

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

115

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 524

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 486

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

111

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 472

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 470

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M10 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A
RAMIPRIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NABUMETONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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 Jan. 26, 2015.
  • 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.