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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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21,419Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$734K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
666 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

30% 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

$599K

2014

$618K

2015

$734K

2016

Number of Claims

12,474

2014

15,360

2015

21,419

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 1,211

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,165

prescriptions.

146

patients, 22% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 943

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

924

prescriptions.

127

patients, 19% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 760

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

730

prescriptions.

118

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 714

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

692

prescriptions.

109

patients, 16% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 709

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

676

prescriptions.

100

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 571

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

86

patients, 13% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 521

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

516

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 475

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

450

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 455

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 441

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

430

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

391

prescriptions.

66

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 381

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

50

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 314

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 311

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 302

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

266

prescriptions.

54

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 293

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

60

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

P
PREDNISONE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 211

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 105

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 104

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

A
RISPERIDONE 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

<11 P
MEMANTINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LATANOPROST 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NYSTATIN 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

31

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

A
BUPROPION XL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A
NAMENDA XR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
ASPIRIN-DIPYRIDAMOLE ER 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

A
LOVASTATIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LABETALOL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
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 Oct. 17, 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.