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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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13,546Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$569K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
631 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$680K

2014

$622K

2015

$569K

2016

Number of Claims

16,523

2014

14,689

2015

13,546

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 685

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

645

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 522

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

110

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 433

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 417

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

78

patients, 12% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 281

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

FENTANYL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
RANITIDINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

58

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

A
AZITHROMYCIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11 P
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
CLONAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

NUEDEXTA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Dec. 22, 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.