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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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8,554Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$615K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
252 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

76% 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

$665K

2014

$715K

2015

$615K

2016

Number of Claims

10,094

2014

9,502

2015

8,554

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
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 368

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

62

patients, 25% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 352

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

60

patients, 24% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 329

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

63

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

42

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 255

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 234

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

36

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 232

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 173

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

29

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

VOLTAREN 160

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

30

patients, 12% of all patients

LACTULOSE 134

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 131

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 13% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

79

patients, 31% of all patients

A
CEFUROXIME 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

77

patients, 31% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

LINZESS 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

O
CEFPODOXIME PROXETIL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

55

patients, 22% of all patients

A
NAMENDA XR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

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FUROSEMIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

DUTASTERIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
MUPIROCIN* 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CALCITONIN-SALMON 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 7% of all patients

SYNTHROID 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CLARITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

40

patients, 16% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 50

prescriptions, 1% 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 April 4, 2013.
  • 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.