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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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12,492Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$592K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
427 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$534K

2014

$604K

2015

$592K

2016

Number of Claims

12,249

2014

12,561

2015

12,492

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 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

106

patients, 25% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 325

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

66

patients, 15% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

64

patients, 15% of all patients

CALCITRIOL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

ATENOLOL 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

134

patients, 31% of all patients

A
FUROSEMIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

121

patients, 28% of all patients

A
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

62

patients, 15% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

51

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

P
AMOXICILLIN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

48

patients, 11% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

NAPROXEN SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

METOLAZONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% 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 July 18, 2008.
  • 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.