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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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11,047Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$865K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
549 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

98% 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

$733K

2014

$654K

2015

$865K

2016

Number of Claims

11,988

2014

11,120

2015

11,047

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
OMEPRAZOLE 539

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

197

patients, 36% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 454

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

130

patients, 24% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 419

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

96

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 412

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

99

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

114

patients, 21% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

O
NAPROXEN 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

135

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

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SIMVASTATIN 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

LIDOCAINE HCL* 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

104

patients, 19% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 167

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

PATADAY 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

87

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

ATENOLOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

VOLTAREN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE-METFORMIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

DIPHENOXYLATE-ATROPINE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOCINONIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPHAZOLINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

AFEDITAB CR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

10
NAMENDA XR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

SYMBICORT 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

MOMETASONE FUROATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

VALSARTAN 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

A
GEMFIBROZIL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% 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. 31, 2014.
  • 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.