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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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12,611Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$578K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
407 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

58% 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

$381K

2014

$555K

2015

$578K

2016

Number of Claims

8,564

2014

10,894

2015

12,611

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 467

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

83

patients, 20% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

77

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 327

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

58

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

72

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

68

patients, 17% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

47

patients, 12% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

35

patients, 9% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

JANUVIA 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

O
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

P
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FENOFIBRATE* 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

56

patients, 14% of all patients

A
RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

P
MUPIROCIN* 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ONDANSETRON HCL* 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
SYMBICORT 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
HEPARIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
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 Nov. 19, 2015.
  • 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.