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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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11,537Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$369K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
790 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% 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

$490K

2014

$425K

2015

$369K

2016

Number of Claims

23,694

2014

22,558

2015

11,537

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
METFORMIN HCL 736

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

204

patients, 26% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 631

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

187

patients, 24% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 585

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

161

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 530

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

193

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 482

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

143

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 477

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

152

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 471

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 465

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

164

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

149

patients, 19% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

117

patients, 15% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

103

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 350

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

107

patients, 14% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

CEFADROXIL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

132

patients, 17% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

MELOXICAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

PIROXICAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

NABUMETONE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LANTUS 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE DINITRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

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 Jan. 15, 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.