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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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12,137Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$713K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
649 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

13% 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

$626K

2014

$620K

2015

$713K

2016

Number of Claims

12,496

2014

12,287

2015

12,137

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 563

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

129

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 480

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

447

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 455

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

97

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 425

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

99

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 389

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 330

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

70

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 196

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

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BENAZEPRIL HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
CEFUROXIME 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ROPINIROLE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TIZANIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

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 June 30, 2015.
  • 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.