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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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9,704Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$503K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
477 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
82% Patients 65 Years and Older

48% 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

$173K

2014

$457K

2015

$503K

2016

Number of Claims

3,363

2014

9,244

2015

9,704

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
FUROSEMIDE 535

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

472

prescriptions.

102

patients, 21% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 394

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 333

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 322

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

85

patients, 18% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 309

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

67

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 296

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

76

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 271

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

71

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 265

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

77

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 246

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

61

patients, 13% of all patients

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ALPRAZOLAM 245

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

46

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 217

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 187

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 176

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

32

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 150

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

JANTOVEN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

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METFORMIN HCL ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

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ALLOPURINOL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

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 Jan. 20, 2016.
  • 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.