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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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13,553Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$804K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
393 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

$772K

2014

$819K

2015

$804K

2016

Number of Claims

15,733

2014

14,941

2015

13,553

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.

10

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 507

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

79

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 345

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

59

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

58

patients, 15% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

38

patients, 10% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

57

patients, 15% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

P
LYRICA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P
PREDNISONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
NUEDEXTA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
VOLTAREN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P
TAMSULOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% 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. 9, 2017.
  • 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.