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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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15,584Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$642K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
500 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

2% 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

$736K

2014

$769K

2015

$642K

2016

Number of Claims

18,273

2014

18,851

2015

15,584

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
SIMVASTATIN 957

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

860

prescriptions.

154

patients, 31% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 676

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

128

patients, 26% of all patients

SYNTHROID 578

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

96

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 565

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

499

prescriptions.

101

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 505

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

86

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

79

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

84

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 344

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

66

patients, 13% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

LANTUS 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

COUMADIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

P
NABUMETONE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMALOG 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CAPTOPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

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HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.