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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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19,370Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$757K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
612 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$636K

2014

$695K

2015

$757K

2016

Number of Claims

16,605

2014

17,648

2015

19,370

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,214

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

967

prescriptions.

191

patients, 31% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 938

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

699

prescriptions.

141

patients, 23% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 886

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

157

patients, 26% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 694

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

134

patients, 22% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 594

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

94

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 565

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

105

patients, 17% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 517

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

SYNTHROID 452

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

368

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

DICLOFENAC POTASSIUM 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

121

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 405

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 389

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

90

patients, 15% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

PENTOXIFYLLINE 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

NABUMETONE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

72

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN N 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ONGLYZA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FENOFIBRATE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% 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 March 6, 2015.
  • 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.