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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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12,039Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$534K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
352 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
78% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

$479K

2014

$492K

2015

$534K

2016

Number of Claims

11,508

2014

11,867

2015

12,039

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.

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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
OMEPRAZOLE 451

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

110

patients, 31% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 422

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

78

patients, 22% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 415

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

79

patients, 22% of all patients

ATENOLOL 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

55

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

70

patients, 20% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

68

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 305

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

24

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

62

patients, 18% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

51

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

62

patients, 18% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

53

patients, 15% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

116

patients, 33% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE ER 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 191

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

35

patients, 10% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

33

patients, 9% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 9% of all patients

BACLOFEN 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

39

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

43

patients, 12% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

44

patients, 13% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 7% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

42

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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LANTUS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

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CLOPIDOGREL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

METOLAZONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

29

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

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PAROXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11 O
LYRICA 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

A
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

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ALPRAZOLAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

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VENTOLIN HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

20

patients, 6% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

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 10, 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.