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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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15,837Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$817K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
743 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$742K

2014

$726K

2015

$817K

2016

Number of Claims

16,158

2014

16,052

2015

15,837

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
OMEPRAZOLE 851

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

754

prescriptions.

163

patients, 22% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 651

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

604

prescriptions.

121

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 566

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

129

patients, 17% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 562

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

529

prescriptions.

97

patients, 13% of all patients

ATENOLOL 540

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

112

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 218

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

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ALENDRONATE SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A
SUCRALFATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11 O
XARELTO 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

A
TAMIFLU 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% 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 Oct. 15, 2007.
  • 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.