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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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14,987Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$903K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
252 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

$697K

2014

$811K

2015

$903K

2016

Number of Claims

12,087

2014

11,849

2015

14,987

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 642

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

597

prescriptions.

68

patients, 27% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 512

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

60

patients, 24% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 504

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

61

patients, 24% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

41

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 438

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

50

patients, 20% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

390

prescriptions.

52

patients, 21% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 392

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

370

prescriptions.

69

patients, 27% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 385

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

51

patients, 20% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 382

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

53

patients, 21% of all patients

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LANTUS 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

32

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 328

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

55

patients, 22% of all patients

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ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

39

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 289

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROMORPHONE HCL* 236

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

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BACLOFEN 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

28

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 229

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

27

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

23

patients, 9% of all patients

IPRATROPIUM-ALBUTEROL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

40

patients, 16% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

21

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

26

patients, 10% of all patients

SYMBICORT 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

25

patients, 10% of all patients

HUMALOG 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

35

patients, 14% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

P
PREDNISONE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

19

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

ALBUTEROL SULFATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

43

patients, 17% of all patients

SPIRIVA 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 6% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

HUMULIN N 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

FENTANYL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

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TERAZOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
K-TAB ER 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

33

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 4% of all patients

LATANOPROST 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11 O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

15

patients, 6% of all patients

SODIUM CHLORIDE* 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
CHLORHEXIDINE GLUCONATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
FLUNISOLIDE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
SUCRALFATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
CLOBETASOL PROPIONATE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

18

patients, 7% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11 P
CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

22

patients, 9% of all patients

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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 July 8, 2007.
  • 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.