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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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18,786Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$696K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
654 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$584K

2014

$601K

2015

$696K

2016

Number of Claims

15,914

2014

16,744

2015

18,786

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 1,233

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,195

prescriptions.

178

patients, 27% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,110

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,080

prescriptions.

188

patients, 29% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 853

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

838

prescriptions.

138

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 635

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

589

prescriptions.

105

patients, 16% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 625

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

590

prescriptions.

113

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 619

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

599

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 613

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

608

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 605

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 589

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

106

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

98

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 540

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 517

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

411

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 375

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 317

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
CALCITRIOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

O
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

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 21, 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.