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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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12,323Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$832K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
707 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$648K

2014

$788K

2015

$832K

2016

Number of Claims

9,808

2014

11,991

2015

12,323

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 682

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

573

prescriptions.

136

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 601

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

130

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 397

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

74

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL ER 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LOVASTATIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

18

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 O
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LIDOCAINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

15

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 Oct. 11, 2011.
  • 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.