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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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11,025Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$554K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
765 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$682K

2014

$672K

2015

$554K

2016

Number of Claims

14,485

2014

12,562

2015

11,025

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 775

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

711

prescriptions.

165

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 470

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 404

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

99

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

90

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 276

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 168

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

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 Oct. 25, 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.