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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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19,729Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$684K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,176 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

$602K

2014

$831K

2015

$684K

2016

Number of Claims

18,412

2014

23,348

2015

19,729

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
METFORMIN HCL 974

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

298

patients, 25% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 941

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

709

prescriptions.

313

patients, 27% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 865

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

745

prescriptions.

261

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 780

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

677

prescriptions.

239

patients, 20% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 725

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

213

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 725

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

531

prescriptions.

218

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 692

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

578

prescriptions.

244

patients, 21% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 668

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

202

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 661

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

182

patients, 15% of all patients

SYNTHROID 606

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

487

prescriptions.

151

patients, 13% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 529

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

207

patients, 18% of all patients

HUMULIN N 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

10
IRBESARTAN 428

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

124

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 426

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

143

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

168

patients, 14% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

115

patients, 10% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

91

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

89

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

84

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

68

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

118

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

P
LEVOFLOXACIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

A
VERAPAMIL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

A
GEMFIBROZIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.