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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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14,158Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$983K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
685 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

38% 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

$738K

2014

$912K

2015

$983K

2016

Number of Claims

11,906

2014

13,840

2015

14,158

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.

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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 602

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

116

patients, 17% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 509

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

481

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 360

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

95

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

81

patients, 12% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 264

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

68

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 228

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 213

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

VALSARTAN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

O
TEMAZEPAM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

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FAMOTIDINE* 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ONGLYZA 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
PREDNISONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

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 May 16, 2018.
  • 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.