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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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9,424Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$477K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
500 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$600K

2014

$607K

2015

$477K

2016

Number of Claims

11,162

2014

11,800

2015

9,424

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
OMEPRAZOLE 381

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

107

patients, 21% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 342

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

93

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 275

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 264

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 263

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 258

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

74

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

75

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

65

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

60

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

39

patients, 8% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 175

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

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 Feb. 21, 2017.
  • 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.