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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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13,103Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$709K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
663 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
72% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$325K

2014

$489K

2015

$709K

2016

Number of Claims

7,150

2014

10,114

2015

13,103

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 594

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

122

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 558

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 542

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

129

patients, 19% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 469

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

116

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

83

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

82

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 361

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

87

patients, 13% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

74

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 238

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% 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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.