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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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14,278Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.01M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
721 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

16% 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

$958K

2014

$1.03M

2015

$1.01M

2016

Number of Claims

13,898

2014

14,577

2015

14,278

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 621

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

577

prescriptions.

141

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 570

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

145

patients, 20% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 376

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 318

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

87

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

PREDNISONE 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

126

patients, 17% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O
MEMANTINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LYRICA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
GLIMEPIRIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
CEPHALEXIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ALPRAZOLAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

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 Jan. 15, 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.