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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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10,417Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$656K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
534 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$690K

2014

$654K

2015

$656K

2016

Number of Claims

11,958

2014

11,231

2015

10,417

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
LISINOPRIL 579

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

530

prescriptions.

118

patients, 22% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 508

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

84

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 435

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

82

patients, 15% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 370

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

73

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 331

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 292

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 280

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 189

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 174

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

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 Feb. 23, 2010.
  • 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.