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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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13,805Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$830K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
668 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

36% 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

$917K

2014

$859K

2015

$830K

2016

Number of Claims

18,070

2014

15,141

2015

13,805

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 560

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 541

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

143

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 531

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

151

patients, 23% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 524

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

143

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 451

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

119

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

ATENOLOL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

51

patients, 8% of all patients

O
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ETODOLAC 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P
CITALOPRAM HBR 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

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CLOPIDOGREL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

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CARVEDILOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METHADONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL SR 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. 3, 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.