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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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12,561Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$612K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
584 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$661K

2014

$645K

2015

$612K

2016

Number of Claims

12,485

2014

12,949

2015

12,561

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 571

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

539

prescriptions.

123

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 453

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

108

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 451

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

112

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

100

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

289

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

79

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

63

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

73

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

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LOVASTATIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

62

patients, 11% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

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HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

P
GLIPIZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

A
MIRTAZAPINE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A
OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

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 Nov. 20, 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.