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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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14,071Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$801K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
605 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

96% 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

$334K

2014

$526K

2015

$801K

2016

Number of Claims

5,775

2014

9,496

2015

14,071

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.

10

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 375

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

98

patients, 16% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

P
ALLOPURINOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

VOLTAREN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CILOSTAZOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ENOXAPARIN SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

O
CRESTOR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RANEXA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
COMBIGAN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LATANOPROST 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMMONIUM LACTATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% 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 July 8, 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.