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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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7,606Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$351K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
496 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$420K

2014

$373K

2015

$351K

2016

Number of Claims

7,319

2014

7,276

2015

7,606

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 379

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

88

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 320

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

73

patients, 15% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 295

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 275

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

49

patients, 10% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 261

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

63

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 205

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 203

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 197

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 164

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 151

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 139

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 130

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 125

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 121

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

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HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

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 Aug. 7, 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.