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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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11,704Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$883K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
396 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

88% 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

$465K

2014

$525K

2015

$883K

2016

Number of Claims

8,661

2014

8,724

2015

11,704

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 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

66

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

46

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 306

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

55

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 302

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

57

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 178

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 9% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

43

patients, 11% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

P
TAMSULOSIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

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ALPRAZOLAM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

39

patients, 10% of all patients

O
LANTUS 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

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MEMANTINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPHENIDATE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

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METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
NYSTATIN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CEFUROXIME 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

A
PROMETHAZINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

0

prescriptions.

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LIDOCAINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 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 June 23, 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.