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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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9,063Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$366K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
589 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

11% 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

$485K

2014

$453K

2015

$366K

2016

Number of Claims

11,845

2014

11,822

2015

9,063

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
LISINOPRIL 417

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

112

patients, 19% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 345

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 273

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 239

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 236

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 229

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 154

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 153

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 137

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 136

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE-HCTZ 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

A
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

MIDODRINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BISOPROLOL FUMARATE 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

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 Aug. 1, 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.