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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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18,977Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$674K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
613 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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

$592K

2014

$643K

2015

$674K

2016

Number of Claims

23,082

2014

21,362

2015

18,977

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
RANITIDINE HCL 1,230

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

923

prescriptions.

238

patients, 39% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 1,191

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

860

prescriptions.

234

patients, 38% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 839

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

673

prescriptions.

181

patients, 30% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 776

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

185

patients, 30% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 739

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

163

patients, 27% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 576

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 534

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

127

patients, 21% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 508

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 502

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

ATENOLOL 474

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

97

patients, 16% of all patients

MELOXICAM 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

129

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 418

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

119

patients, 19% of all patients

SYNTHROID 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 284

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

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DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

NABUMETONE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

NAPROXEN 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVEMIR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

LATANOPROST 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOXYL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

A
HUMULIN R 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
JANUMET 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
SURE COMFORT* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

16

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 Dec. 12, 2012.
  • 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.