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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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14,226Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$618K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
794 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

$738K

2014

$679K

2015

$618K

2016

Number of Claims

16,248

2014

15,270

2015

14,226

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
LISINOPRIL 674

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

619

prescriptions.

180

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 531

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

496

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

91

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

95

patients, 12% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

172

patients, 22% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

MELOXICAM 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

O
NAPROXEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

JANTOVEN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A
QUINAPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 Jan. 6, 2010.
  • 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.