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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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15,268Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$735K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
515 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% 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

$648K

2014

$679K

2015

$735K

2016

Number of Claims

14,281

2014

15,107

2015

15,268

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 1,160

prescriptions, 8% of all prescriptions

1,004

prescriptions.

166

patients, 32% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 613

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

95

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 521

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

94

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 513

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

95

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 477

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 447

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 435

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

O
ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

53

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

89

patients, 17% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CEPHALEXIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

44

patients, 9% of all patients

A
FENTANYL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 O
PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
SERTRALINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANTOVEN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

<11
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

22

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 Nov. 7, 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.