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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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19,796Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$506K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% 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

$541K

2014

$603K

2015

$506K

2016

Number of Claims

22,179

2014

22,614

2015

19,796

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
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 1,034

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

918

prescriptions.

130

patients, 27% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 904

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

743

prescriptions.

134

patients, 28% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 817

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

701

prescriptions.

114

patients, 24% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 808

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

726

prescriptions.

127

patients, 27% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 799

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

664

prescriptions.

126

patients, 26% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 714

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

655

prescriptions.

95

patients, 20% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 656

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

111

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 616

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

532

prescriptions.

80

patients, 17% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 578

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

94

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 506

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

79

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

89

patients, 19% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 451

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 378

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

52

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

37

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

LATANOPROST 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMULIN N 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

NAPROXEN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

SYNTHROID 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

NABUMETONE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

68

patients, 14% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

82

patients, 17% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

72

patients, 15% of all patients

A
IRBESARTAN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOX 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

DIGOXIN 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 Dec. 4, 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.