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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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8,584Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$530K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
291 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$462K

2014

$537K

2015

$530K

2016

Number of Claims

8,059

2014

8,560

2015

8,584

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 512

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

69

patients, 24% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 283

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

27

patients, 9% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 262

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

49

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 256

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

49

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 243

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

43

patients, 15% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 230

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

44

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 223

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

30

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

40

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

45

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 183

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

32

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 182

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

33

patients, 11% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 177

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 163

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 149

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

34

patients, 12% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

16

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 7% of all patients

TRADJENTA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

20

patients, 7% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

CRESTOR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 7% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

18

patients, 6% of all patients

O
PREDNISONE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

31

patients, 11% of all patients

ELIQUIS 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
TRAZODONE HCL 55

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 51

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% 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 Sept. 10, 2011.
  • 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.