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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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14,589Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$869K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
590 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

$894K

2014

$776K

2015

$869K

2016

Number of Claims

14,175

2014

13,926

2015

14,589

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
LISINOPRIL 636

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

585

prescriptions.

105

patients, 18% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 630

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

107

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 563

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 360

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

CELECOXIB 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PRADAXA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

A
RALOXIFENE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

A
SERTRALINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

A
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 1, 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.