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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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7,955Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$339K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
378 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

$307K

2014

$348K

2015

$339K

2016

Number of Claims

8,720

2014

8,700

2015

7,955

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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 433

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

99

patients, 26% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 427

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

88

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 397

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

76

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 380

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

87

patients, 23% of all patients

ATENOLOL 306

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 286

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

75

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 267

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 244

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 238

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 199

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

49

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 171

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 124

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% 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.