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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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15,480Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$780K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,049 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% 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

$1.01M

2014

$987K

2015

$780K

2016

Number of Claims

20,245

2014

20,352

2015

15,480

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.

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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 603

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

121

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 590

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

140

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 555

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

526

prescriptions.

129

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

463

prescriptions.

130

patients, 12% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 422

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 416

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 410

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

387

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

323

prescriptions.

98

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

80

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 362

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

327

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 260

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 245

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

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LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 242

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

230

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

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ALLOPURINOL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VERAPAMIL ER 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MELOXICAM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

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ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 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 Jan. 24, 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.