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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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11,291Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$864K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
837 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

4% 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

$754K

2014

$865K

2015

$864K

2016

Number of Claims

10,972

2014

10,945

2015

11,291

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
SIMVASTATIN 566

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

553

prescriptions.

168

patients, 20% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 528

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

505

prescriptions.

144

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 479

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

464

prescriptions.

155

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 413

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

116

patients, 14% of all patients

ATENOLOL 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 300

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 299

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

SYNTHROID 298

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

89

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 293

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

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METFORMIN HCL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 188

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

127

patients, 15% of all patients

A
CEFUROXIME 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

A
GABAPENTIN 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

BENICAR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TOPROL XL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

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 Dec. 4, 2009.
  • 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.