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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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13,898Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$788K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
652 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$540K

2014

$576K

2015

$788K

2016

Number of Claims

9,584

2014

10,707

2015

13,898

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 621

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

575

prescriptions.

111

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 566

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

116

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 405

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 390

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

116

patients, 18% of all patients

O
SIMVASTATIN 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

317

prescriptions.

85

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

302

prescriptions.

77

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

75

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 293

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

O
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
JANUVIA 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
MYRBETRIQ 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% 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 June 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.