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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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15,451Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$733K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
561 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
71% 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

$629K

2014

$632K

2015

$733K

2016

Number of Claims

22,888

2014

23,753

2015

15,451

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
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,009

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

703

prescriptions.

246

patients, 44% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 828

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

195

patients, 35% of all patients

SYNTHROID 763

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

162

patients, 29% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 581

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

123

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 561

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

128

patients, 23% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 526

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

118

patients, 21% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

133

patients, 24% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

126

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

114

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

SULINDAC 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

NABUMETONE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

84

patients, 15% of all patients

A
LANSOPRAZOLE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FOSINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

10
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CEFDINIR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

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SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

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 Dec. 3, 2015.
  • 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.