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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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13,195Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$448K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
742 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% 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

$669K

2014

$584K

2015

$448K

2016

Number of Claims

17,719

2014

18,430

2015

13,195

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
GABAPENTIN 741

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

507

prescriptions.

189

patients, 25% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 535

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

148

patients, 20% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 484

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

181

patients, 24% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 470

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

135

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 437

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

118

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

98

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 386

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 347

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 335

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

108

patients, 15% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

HUMULIN N 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

85

patients, 11% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

BACLOFEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

HUMULIN R 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NABUMETONE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISOLONE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCORTISONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

ETODOLAC ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

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AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

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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 Aug. 26, 2009.
  • 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.