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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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13,740Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.13M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,098 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$1.09M

2014

$1.13M

2015

$1.13M

2016

Number of Claims

15,091

2014

15,140

2015

13,740

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 581

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

576

prescriptions.

163

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 556

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

174

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 495

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

164

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 441

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

133

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 353

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

122

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

110

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

95

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

105

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MELOXICAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11 O
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

WELCHOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% 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 Jan. 4, 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.