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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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14,051Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$698K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
601 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
61% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$626K

2014

$599K

2015

$698K

2016

Number of Claims

13,618

2014

12,002

2015

14,051

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
OMEPRAZOLE 564

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

153

patients, 25% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 535

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

132

patients, 22% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

135

patients, 22% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

MELOXICAM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

124

patients, 21% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

104

patients, 17% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

OXCARBAZEPINE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CEFDINIR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITIZA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LIDOCAINE-PRILOCAINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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BUMETANIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
BUPROPION HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LAMOTRIGINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

15

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 May 1, 2008.
  • 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.