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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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14,054Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$701K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
713 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

20% 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

$674K

2014

$653K

2015

$701K

2016

Number of Claims

13,675

2014

14,064

2015

14,054

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 768

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

629

prescriptions.

147

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 692

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

137

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 680

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

146

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

ATENOLOL 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

O
JANUVIA 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

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. 15, 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.