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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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19,430Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$766K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
875 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$611K

2014

$707K

2015

$766K

2016

Number of Claims

21,046

2014

19,938

2015

19,430

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
GABAPENTIN 1,024

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

924

prescriptions.

210

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 969

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

916

prescriptions.

156

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 892

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

800

prescriptions.

203

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 868

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

788

prescriptions.

260

patients, 30% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 689

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

633

prescriptions.

188

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 678

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

164

patients, 19% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 587

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

158

patients, 18% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 571

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

515

prescriptions.

145

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 544

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

144

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 530

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 502

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

SYNTHROID 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

89

patients, 10% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

96

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

LANTUS 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

80

patients, 9% of all patients

NABUMETONE 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

179

patients, 20% of all patients

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

PREDNISONE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

123

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMALOG 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

72

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

NAPROXEN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

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SERTRALINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

A
HUMULIN 70-30 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

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ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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 Aug. 8, 2011.
  • 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.