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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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13,923Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$938K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
499 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

29% 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

$882K

2014

$907K

2015

$938K

2016

Number of Claims

14,749

2014

14,569

2015

13,923

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 819

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

776

prescriptions.

125

patients, 25% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 555

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

99

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 456

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

71

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

80

patients, 16% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

316

prescriptions.

59

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

53

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 288

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

48

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

43

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

70

patients, 14% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

ELIQUIS 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ANORO ELLIPTA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIMETHOPRIM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11 A
SERTRALINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
MELOXICAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

INCRUSE ELLIPTA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

A
MEMANTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ROPINIROLE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% 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 July 3, 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.