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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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14,988Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$808K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
780 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$807K

2014

$802K

2015

$808K

2016

Number of Claims

15,833

2014

15,352

2015

14,988

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 1,048

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,020

prescriptions.

250

patients, 32% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 736

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

716

prescriptions.

194

patients, 25% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 665

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

178

patients, 23% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 611

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

606

prescriptions.

179

patients, 23% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 522

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

133

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

478

prescriptions.

148

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 481

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

138

patients, 18% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

422

prescriptions.

113

patients, 14% of all patients

ATENOLOL 401

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

104

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

331

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 267

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FOSINOPRIL SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

O
NAMENDA XR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON 8 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
FELODIPINE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

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 Feb. 22, 2017.
  • 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.