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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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14,093Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$749K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
698 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% 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

$604K

2014

$627K

2015

$749K

2016

Number of Claims

10,016

2014

11,095

2015

14,093

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 746

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

134

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

122

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 476

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

103

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

310

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

MELOXICAM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

O
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

A
HYDRALAZINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

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CITALOPRAM HBR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

A
XARELTO 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

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ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

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FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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 June 30, 2010.
  • 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.