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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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9,830Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$484K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
390 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
68% 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

$539K

2014

$576K

2015

$484K

2016

Number of Claims

9,500

2014

10,044

2015

9,830

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
RANITIDINE HCL 525

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

116

patients, 30% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 444

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

123

patients, 32% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 425

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

83

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 342

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

89

patients, 23% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

80

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 334

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

76

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 294

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

LANTUS 291

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

54

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 260

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

ATENOLOL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

50

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 198

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

42

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

62

patients, 16% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

45

patients, 12% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

103

patients, 26% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SURE COMFORT* 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMALOG 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

71

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMULIN N 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FLOVENT HFA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

SYNTHROID 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LATANOPROST 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
TAMSULOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

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 Sept. 25, 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.