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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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13,391Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.03M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
568 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
77% 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

$861K

2014

$903K

2015

$1.03M

2016

Number of Claims

11,701

2014

11,974

2015

13,391

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
SYNTHROID 500

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 476

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

128

patients, 23% of all patients

O
LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 384

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 356

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

86

patients, 15% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

71

patients, 13% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

66

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

56

patients, 10% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

111

patients, 20% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

125

patients, 22% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

A
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

75

patients, 13% of all patients

A
FAMOTIDINE* 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

JANUVIA 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TRADJENTA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

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. 4, 2009.
  • 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.