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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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12,793Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$703K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
984 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$754K

2014

$776K

2015

$703K

2016

Number of Claims

14,454

2014

14,688

2015

12,793

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 667

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

194

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 471

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

159

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 452

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

140

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

146

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

137

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

154

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

152

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

88

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

101

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

159

patients, 16% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

UNIFINE PENTIPS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.