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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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11,531Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$964K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
507 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$777K

2014

$899K

2015

$964K

2016

Number of Claims

10,579

2014

10,709

2015

11,531

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 534

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

456

prescriptions.

100

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 466

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

440

prescriptions.

108

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 408

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

93

patients, 18% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 407

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

83

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

64

patients, 13% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 268

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

58

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

63

patients, 12% of all patients

SYNTHROID 232

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 185

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 179

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

92

patients, 18% of all patients

A
METFORMIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

28

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CRESTOR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

85

patients, 17% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

69

patients, 14% of all patients

TRADJENTA 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 59

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ALPRAZOLAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

NYSTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUCONAZOLE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

33

patients, 7% 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 Jan. 21, 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.