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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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13,141Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$956K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
598 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
81% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$1.03M

2014

$1.02M

2015

$956K

2016

Number of Claims

13,995

2014

13,733

2015

13,141

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
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 543

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

144

patients, 24% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

84

patients, 14% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

103

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 377

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

86

patients, 14% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

79

patients, 13% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

73

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

O
HYDRALAZINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

A
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
PAROXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

COLESTIPOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TOPIRAMATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

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LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Feb. 4, 2011.
  • 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.