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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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12,316Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$900K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
537 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

33% 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

$735K

2014

$900K

2015

$900K

2016

Number of Claims

10,745

2014

11,937

2015

12,316

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 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

121

patients, 23% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

129

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

108

patients, 20% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 363

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 344

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

264

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 340

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 317

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

86

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

91

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

79

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

60

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

64

patients, 12% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 207

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

O
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

55

patients, 10% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

45

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

41

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

35

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

61

patients, 11% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

PREDNISONE 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

30

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

O
SERTRALINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

BACLOFEN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

50

patients, 9% of all patients

A
HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE ER 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRIVA 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

P
LANTUS 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% 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 Feb. 19, 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.