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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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20,991Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$708K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
835 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% 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

$666K

2014

$715K

2015

$708K

2016

Number of Claims

17,162

2014

19,796

2015

20,991

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
GABAPENTIN 1,222

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

939

prescriptions.

201

patients, 24% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 1,142

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

860

prescriptions.

229

patients, 27% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 1,102

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

879

prescriptions.

169

patients, 20% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 907

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

758

prescriptions.

165

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 860

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

770

prescriptions.

146

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 815

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

641

prescriptions.

167

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 787

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

680

prescriptions.

150

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 714

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

613

prescriptions.

109

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 642

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 577

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

132

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 571

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

439

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 481

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

394

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

LANTUS 337

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 310

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 272

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 252

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMULIN 70-30 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NABUMETONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

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CLONIDINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ORPHENADRINE CITRATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMULIN N 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
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 Feb. 24, 2014.
  • 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.