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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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16,673Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$639K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
700 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

1% 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

$674K

2014

$702K

2015

$639K

2016

Number of Claims

18,122

2014

16,453

2015

16,673

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 873

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

802

prescriptions.

189

patients, 27% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 659

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

610

prescriptions.

127

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 616

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

527

prescriptions.

165

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 537

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

488

prescriptions.

128

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

136

patients, 19% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

132

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

407

prescriptions.

129

patients, 18% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

ATENOLOL 458

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 454

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

113

patients, 16% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

102

patients, 15% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 350

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

SYNTHROID 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 238

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

66

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 232

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

NABUMETONE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LANTUS 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMULIN R 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

106

patients, 15% of all patients

A
ALPRAZOLAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PAROXETINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HUMULIN N 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVOXYL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

71

patients, 10% of all patients

A
BUMETANIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

BISOPROLOL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SULINDAC 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LATANOPROST 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LACTULOSE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Oct. 11, 2012.
  • 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.