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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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14,483Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$954K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
630 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$1.15M

2014

$1.11M

2015

$954K

2016

Number of Claims

19,865

2014

18,426

2015

14,483

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 728

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

148

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 701

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

169

patients, 27% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 648

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

174

patients, 28% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

121

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 480

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

106

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

NAPROXEN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

ZETIA 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

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CLOPIDOGREL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

BENICAR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

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JANUVIA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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FINASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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TRAZODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

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LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 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 Feb. 14, 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.