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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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13,884Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$804K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
784 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

$847K

2014

$699K

2015

$804K

2016

Number of Claims

17,974

2014

14,704

2015

13,884

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 768

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

667

prescriptions.

194

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 637

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

186

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 612

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

168

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 510

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

139

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

106

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

110

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

112

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

INVOKANA 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON 10 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG MIX 75-25 KWIKPEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CARTIA XT 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% 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 Oct. 13, 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.