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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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8,792Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$318K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
474 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

$189K

2014

$332K

2015

$318K

2016

Number of Claims

5,340

2014

7,886

2015

8,792

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
GABAPENTIN 420

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

97

patients, 20% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 339

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

106

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

108

patients, 23% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 301

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

110

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

99

patients, 21% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 290

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

80

patients, 17% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

104

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 269

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

96

patients, 20% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 257

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

64

patients, 14% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 251

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

93

patients, 20% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

70

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

65

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

60

patients, 13% of all patients

NAPROXEN 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

62

patients, 13% of all patients

ATENOLOL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 143

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

54

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

56

patients, 12% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 132

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

PREDNISONE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

66

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

23

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 Oct. 9, 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.