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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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10,898Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$399K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
638 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

97% 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

2014

$296K

2015

$399K

2016

Number of Claims

2014

8,651

2015

10,898

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
LISINOPRIL 895

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

769

prescriptions.

190

patients, 30% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 856

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

723

prescriptions.

162

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 583

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

131

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 536

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 440

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 428

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 415

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 399

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 337

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 287

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

O
LANTUS 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

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CITALOPRAM HBR 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% 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 April 27, 2018.
  • 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.