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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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15,228Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$800K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
704 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$589K

2014

$762K

2015

$800K

2016

Number of Claims

12,244

2014

15,475

2015

15,228

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,062

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

923

prescriptions.

242

patients, 34% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 672

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

169

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 589

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

171

patients, 24% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 551

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

128

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 549

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

134

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 411

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
IBUPROFEN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

JANTOVEN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
COLCHICINE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ALCOHOL PREP PADS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

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 Oct. 24, 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.