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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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12,825Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$842K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
631 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% 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

$1.03M

2014

$878K

2015

$842K

2016

Number of Claims

15,345

2014

12,765

2015

12,825

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 574

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

519

prescriptions.

116

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 520

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

147

patients, 23% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 402

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

389

prescriptions.

92

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 400

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

358

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

99

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 336

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

301

prescriptions.

76

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 329

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

81

patients, 13% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 255

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

68

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

54

patients, 9% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

87

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 204

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

O
PROAIR HFA 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

O
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

88

patients, 14% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11 P
FENOFIBRATE* 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FELODIPINE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VERAPAMIL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

A
FLOVENT HFA 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

BENICAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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 June 13, 2017.
  • 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.