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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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10,970Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$603K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
582 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$577K

2014

$651K

2015

$603K

2016

Number of Claims

10,175

2014

11,121

2015

10,970

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 595

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

136

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 508

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

117

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 409

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

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SPIRONOLACTONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

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CLOPIDOGREL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

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BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

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FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

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FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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. 17, 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.