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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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13,112Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
560 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
74% Patients 65 Years and Older

66% 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

$1.03M

2014

$1.01M

2015

$1M

2016

Number of Claims

14,555

2014

13,229

2015

13,112

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 463

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

90

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

115

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

103

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

104

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 399

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 362

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

76

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

P
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O
DULOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LANTUS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11 P
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROXYZINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

20

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

<11 P
BUSPIRONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
NAPROXEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BENZTROPINE MESYLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

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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 March 15, 2016.
  • 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.