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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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12,456Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$766K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
828 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$547K

2014

$649K

2015

$766K

2016

Number of Claims

10,790

2014

12,177

2015

12,456

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 688

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

171

patients, 21% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 449

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

111

patients, 13% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 430

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

118

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

102

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

69

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

O
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

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 May 22, 2014.
  • 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.