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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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14,508Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
705 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

$747K

2014

$890K

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

11,128

2014

12,427

2015

14,508

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.

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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 605

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

156

patients, 22% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

528

prescriptions.

143

patients, 20% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

420

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 387

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

102

patients, 14% of all patients

ATENOLOL 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

96

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

98

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

84

patients, 12% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

80

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

241

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

121

patients, 17% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

91

patients, 13% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

O
SPIRONOLACTONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VALACYCLOVIR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRIC ACID* 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUMET 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NATEGLINIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANSOPRAZOLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

A
NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

A
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 April 7, 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.