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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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13,456Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$758K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
835 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

34% 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

$576K

2014

$626K

2015

$758K

2016

Number of Claims

13,042

2014

13,130

2015

13,456

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 777

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

649

prescriptions.

174

patients, 21% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

97

patients, 12% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

112

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 383

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 367

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

308

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 355

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

99

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 354

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 346

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

249

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

78

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

87

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 205

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

FENTANYL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

O
SPIRONOLACTONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

73

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ALPRAZOLAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 72

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

NORTRIPTYLINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A
GLIMEPIRIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% 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 March 8, 2016.
  • 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.