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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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12,475Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$600K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
563 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$694K

2014

$615K

2015

$600K

2016

Number of Claims

14,033

2014

12,785

2015

12,475

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 493

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

77

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 314

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

85

patients, 15% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

O
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

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 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.