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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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28,949Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$832K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
992 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

$828K

2014

$888K

2015

$832K

2016

Number of Claims

25,482

2014

28,950

2015

28,949

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.

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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.

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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 1,840

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,307

prescriptions.

397

patients, 40% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 1,490

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,000

prescriptions.

252

patients, 25% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 1,291

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

913

prescriptions.

255

patients, 26% of all patients

10
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,238

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

908

prescriptions.

262

patients, 26% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 1,088

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

786

prescriptions.

138

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 996

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

693

prescriptions.

167

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 879

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

142

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 859

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

147

patients, 15% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 834

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

163

patients, 16% of all patients

NABUMETONE 811

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

278

patients, 28% of all patients

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CLONAZEPAM 801

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

582

prescriptions.

152

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 794

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

167

patients, 17% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 749

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

132

patients, 13% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 582

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

95

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 576

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

204

patients, 21% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 496

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

116

patients, 12% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 388

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

76

patients, 8% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 387

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 352

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 269

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

129

patients, 13% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

P
INDAPAMIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

133

patients, 13% of all patients

A
LANTUS 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 135

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 126

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

A
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 120

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR 119

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 114

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

ENDOCET 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

P
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

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ZETIA 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

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HYDROCORTISONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOX 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

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SURE COMFORT* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MOXIFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

A
BETAMETHASONE DIPROPIONATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

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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 Feb. 27, 2014.
  • 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.