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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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12,745Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$492K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
413 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$510K

2014

$540K

2015

$492K

2016

Number of Claims

12,333

2014

13,303

2015

12,745

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.

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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
OMEPRAZOLE 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

78

patients, 19% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 391

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

74

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

73

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 358

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 321

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

74

patients, 18% of all patients

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

118

patients, 29% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

78

patients, 19% of all patients

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LEVOFLOXACIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11 P
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

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LABETALOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% 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 Feb. 28, 2013.
  • 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.