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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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14,503Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$565K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
971 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

$811K

2014

$707K

2015

$565K

2016

Number of Claims

18,757

2014

16,918

2015

14,503

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
LISINOPRIL 1,129

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,041

prescriptions.

255

patients, 26% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 847

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

801

prescriptions.

168

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 764

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

688

prescriptions.

179

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 685

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

149

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 659

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

600

prescriptions.

156

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 617

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

143

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 616

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

139

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 445

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

392

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

287

prescriptions.

113

patients, 12% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

70

patients, 7% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

51

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

INSULIN SYRINGE* 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLIN 70-30 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

O
VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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CARVEDILOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

NOVOLIN N 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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 July 21, 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.