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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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15,217Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$476K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
522 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% 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

$537K

2014

$560K

2015

$476K

2016

Number of Claims

16,187

2014

16,412

2015

15,217

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 735

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

656

prescriptions.

104

patients, 20% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 699

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

635

prescriptions.

107

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 623

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

560

prescriptions.

105

patients, 20% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 545

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

81

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 494

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

432

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 480

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

419

prescriptions.

78

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 450

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

50

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

51

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 282

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 262

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

162

patients, 31% of all patients

A
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 219

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

110

patients, 21% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

A
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

O
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

59

patients, 11% of all patients

A
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

57

patients, 11% of all patients

A
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

A
CARVEDILOL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
BUTALBITAL-ACETAMINOPHEN-CAFFE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
KLOR-CON M20 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
RAMIPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
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 July 8, 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.