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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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12,952Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$453K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
368 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
69% Patients 65 Years and Older

80% 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

$377K

2014

$407K

2015

$453K

2016

Number of Claims

10,296

2014

10,790

2015

12,952

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.

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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.

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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 743

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

129

patients, 35% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 578

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

102

patients, 28% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 549

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

89

patients, 24% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 485

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

76

patients, 21% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

88

patients, 24% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

90

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

68

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

50

patients, 14% of all patients

ATENOLOL 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

41

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

56

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

59

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

115

patients, 31% of all patients

A
FLUCONAZOLE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

86

patients, 23% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

63

patients, 17% of all patients

MELOXICAM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

58

patients, 16% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

97

patients, 26% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

83

patients, 23% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

O
LANTUS 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

O
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

67

patients, 18% of all patients

A
TRADJENTA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

48

patients, 13% of all patients

VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

ATROVENT HFA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 13

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

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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.