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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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12,230Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$573K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
664 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

12% 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

$611K

2014

$652K

2015

$573K

2016

Number of Claims

12,208

2014

12,118

2015

12,230

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 752

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

721

prescriptions.

164

patients, 25% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 458

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

438

prescriptions.

104

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

107

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

93

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

338

prescriptions.

88

patients, 13% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 319

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

O
FUROSEMIDE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 233

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 215

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 202

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 194

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 184

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

121

patients, 18% of all patients

A
TRAZODONE HCL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

O
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFDINIR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ALLOPURINOL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 O
METHADONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

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 Oct. 25, 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.