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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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13,106Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$707K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
669 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$677K

2014

$658K

2015

$707K

2016

Number of Claims

13,832

2014

12,396

2015

13,106

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 693

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 653

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

151

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 546

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 434

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 379

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 343

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

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 Oct. 18, 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.