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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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14,730Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.5M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,041 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
85% Patients 65 Years and Older

57% 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

$956K

2014

$1.16M

2015

$1.5M

2016

Number of Claims

10,929

2014

13,397

2015

14,730

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 477

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

134

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 462

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

131

patients, 13% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 439

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

134

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 414

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

118

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 370

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

110

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

91

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

113

patients, 11% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

74

patients, 7% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

60

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

96

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

108

patients, 10% of all patients

A
ALPRAZOLAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

A
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

CALCIUM ACETATE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

O
FAMOTIDINE* 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

ELIQUIS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

A
REPAGLINIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

RENVELA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 11

patients, 1% of all patients

PROSOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

SENSIPAR 50

prescriptions, 0% of all 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 Feb. 9, 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.