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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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17,242Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$785K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
556 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$671K

2014

$813K

2015

$785K

2016

Number of Claims

15,772

2014

17,114

2015

17,242

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 886

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

774

prescriptions.

135

patients, 24% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 854

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

814

prescriptions.

112

patients, 20% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 696

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

654

prescriptions.

120

patients, 22% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 584

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 540

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

95

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 526

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

508

prescriptions.

94

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 520

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

347

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

O
JANTOVEN 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DIGOXIN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11 P
MELOXICAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11 O
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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. 21, 2017.
  • 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.