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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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12,172Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$811K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
986 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

18% 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

$681K

2014

$710K

2015

$811K

2016

Number of Claims

12,285

2014

11,588

2015

12,172

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
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 805

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

719

prescriptions.

220

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

162

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 371

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

114

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 369

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

119

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 368

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 366

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

117

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 318

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE HCL 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LOVASTATIN 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

O
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BACLOFEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

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IBUPROFEN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

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 Jan. 14, 2014.
  • 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.