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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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15,525Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$748K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
457 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$809K

2014

$768K

2015

$748K

2016

Number of Claims

16,178

2014

17,293

2015

15,525

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 895

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

748

prescriptions.

108

patients, 24% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 671

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

627

prescriptions.

95

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

77

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 463

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

81

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 444

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

425

prescriptions.

69

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

362

prescriptions.

58

patients, 13% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

55

patients, 12% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

369

prescriptions.

38

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

42

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

47

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

30

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

35

patients, 8% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

SYNTHROID 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

P
GLIMEPIRIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
CLOPIDOGREL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

XARELTO 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

VESICARE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11 P
NEXIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11 O
CEPHALEXIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

A
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
AZITHROMYCIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ELIQUIS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

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 13, 2007.
  • 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.