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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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14,439Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$887K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
692 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
91% Patients 65 Years and Older

24% 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

$1.07M

2014

$962K

2015

$887K

2016

Number of Claims

16,320

2014

15,461

2015

14,439

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.

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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 630

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

127

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 521

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

446

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

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AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 510

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

123

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 460

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

421

prescriptions.

133

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 423

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 398

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 381

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

344

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 374

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

351

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 284

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

255

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 226

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

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JANUVIA 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
XARELTO 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

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 Jan. 15, 2015.
  • 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.