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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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14,652Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$844K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
600 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$831K

2014

$809K

2015

$844K

2016

Number of Claims

13,936

2014

13,458

2015

14,652

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
FUROSEMIDE 643

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

605

prescriptions.

96

patients, 16% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 639

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

114

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 538

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

106

patients, 18% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 519

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

89

patients, 15% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

441

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 426

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

396

prescriptions.

83

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 408

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 378

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

373

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

PREDNISONE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

337

prescriptions.

74

patients, 12% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

328

prescriptions.

80

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 331

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METHOTREXATE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FENTANYL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LEVOFLOXACIN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

A
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NEXIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

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 Jan. 21, 2008.
  • 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.