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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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11,859Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$960K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
719 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$783K

2014

$853K

2015

$960K

2016

Number of Claims

9,355

2014

10,603

2015

11,859

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 567

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

129

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

95

patients, 13% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 307

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

79

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

75

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

82

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

67

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

P
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
MEMANTINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

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ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CELECOXIB 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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. 8, 2013.
  • 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.