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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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15,430Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$855K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
732 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

26% 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

$733K

2014

$825K

2015

$855K

2016

Number of Claims

13,578

2014

15,228

2015

15,430

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 915

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

869

prescriptions.

187

patients, 26% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 741

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

650

prescriptions.

172

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 677

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

617

prescriptions.

152

patients, 21% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 510

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

474

prescriptions.

109

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

116

patients, 16% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 418

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

100

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 369

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

85

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

86

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

77

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

55

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

O
SPIRONOLACTONE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ELIQUIS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
TOLTERODINE TARTRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

13

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

A
CARTIA XT 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

A
PROAIR HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

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 Dec. 9, 2014.
  • 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.