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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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14,585Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$570K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
434 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% 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

$554K

2014

$566K

2015

$570K

2016

Number of Claims

13,853

2014

14,050

2015

14,585

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.

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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.

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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 785

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

749

prescriptions.

137

patients, 32% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 674

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

669

prescriptions.

83

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 645

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

620

prescriptions.

117

patients, 27% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 471

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

466

prescriptions.

91

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

101

patients, 23% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

427

prescriptions.

68

patients, 16% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

405

prescriptions.

59

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

61

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

60

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

36

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

268

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

54

patients, 12% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

40

patients, 9% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

47

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

44

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

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GABAPENTIN 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

JANTOVEN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

39

patients, 9% of all patients

O
FENTANYL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

73

patients, 17% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

41

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

43

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

CALCITONIN-SALMON 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

23

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

A
NITROGLYCERIN PATCH 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

DIGOXIN 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

VOLTAREN 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

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DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
VESICARE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXEPIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
NOVOLIN R 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

PHENYTOIN SODIUM EXTENDED 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ALBUTEROL SULFATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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. 4, 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.