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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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13,076Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.08M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
559 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
93% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$962K

2014

$1.06M

2015

$1.08M

2016

Number of Claims

14,020

2014

13,984

2015

13,076

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 907

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

865

prescriptions.

144

patients, 26% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 554

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

524

prescriptions.

116

patients, 21% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 493

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

482

prescriptions.

80

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 469

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

452

prescriptions.

81

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 425

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

90

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

72

patients, 13% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

46

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 246

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 203

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

O
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

O
NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

NOVOLOG 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ESTRADIOL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LORAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

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. 18, 2013.
  • 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.