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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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15,270Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$926K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
687 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$849K

2014

$836K

2015

$926K

2016

Number of Claims

15,035

2014

14,825

2015

15,270

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 870

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

753

prescriptions.

163

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 637

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

565

prescriptions.

148

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 596

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

543

prescriptions.

120

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 436

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 316

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 298

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 248

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
FLUOXETINE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ROPINIROLE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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 Aug. 30, 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.