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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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14,340Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$996K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
851 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$857K

2014

$865K

2015

$996K

2016

Number of Claims

13,378

2014

13,336

2015

14,340

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 648

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

621

prescriptions.

174

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 644

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

140

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 590

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

568

prescriptions.

149

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 511

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 469

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

132

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

119

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 230

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 218

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION HCL SR 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ARIPIPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
SYNTHROID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 O
CELECOXIB 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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 Feb. 10, 2012.
  • 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.