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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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13,154Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$755K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
355 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

61% 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

$636K

2014

$756K

2015

$755K

2016

Number of Claims

10,176

2014

12,755

2015

13,154

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 489

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

64

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

75

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

54

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

57

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

36

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

46

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

47

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

52

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 209

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

40

patients, 11% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

37

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

30

patients, 8% of all patients

O
TRAZODONE HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

26

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

27

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

32

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

44

patients, 12% of all patients

O
MEMANTINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

21

patients, 6% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

<11
WARFARIN SODIUM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

17

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

P
RANITIDINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

LACTULOSE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

55

patients, 15% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

28

patients, 8% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
EXELON 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11 P
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

38

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
NEXIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
LABETALOL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
TRADJENTA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

12

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% 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 March 22, 2012.
  • 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.