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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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12,989Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$661K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
648 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$802K

2014

$510K

2015

$661K

2016

Number of Claims

16,411

2014

11,101

2015

12,989

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 938

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

889

prescriptions.

186

patients, 29% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 508

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

131

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

95

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

71

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

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FUROSEMIDE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

72

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 P
DIGOXIN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

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TIZANIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

<11 O
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

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 Dec. 4, 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.