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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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21,375Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$831K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
865 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

22% 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

$876K

2014

$819K

2015

$831K

2016

Number of Claims

20,389

2014

20,311

2015

21,375

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 1,023

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

923

prescriptions.

153

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 903

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

833

prescriptions.

165

patients, 19% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 892

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

833

prescriptions.

159

patients, 18% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 792

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

781

prescriptions.

125

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 689

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

652

prescriptions.

122

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 666

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

636

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 656

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

615

prescriptions.

120

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 577

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 569

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

85

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

540

prescriptions.

98

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 537

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

114

patients, 13% of all patients

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LOVASTATIN 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

451

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

397

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 304

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 271

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

55

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 267

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 257

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 249

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

53

patients, 6% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 100

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

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ADVAIR DISKUS 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11 O
ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

A
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
TOPIRAMATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

A
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A
DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

A
PRIMIDONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Nov. 20, 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.