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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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11,829Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$702K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
573 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

69% 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

$1.89M

2014

$961K

2015

$702K

2016

Number of Claims

27,227

2014

14,631

2015

11,829

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 479

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 320

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

87

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

68

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

70

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

65

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

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NAMENDA XR 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

67

patients, 12% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 192

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 190

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
MEMANTINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RIVASTIGMINE* 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
TORSEMIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
JANTOVEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
AMIODARONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

A
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
ARIPIPRAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11 P
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% 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 March 8, 2018.
  • 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.