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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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15,709Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$684K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
700 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% 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

$701K

2014

$701K

2015

$684K

2016

Number of Claims

15,018

2014

16,449

2015

15,709

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 739

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

713

prescriptions.

111

patients, 16% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 528

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

473

prescriptions.

94

patients, 13% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 491

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 487

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

434

prescriptions.

92

patients, 13% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

435

prescriptions.

89

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 396

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

342

prescriptions.

75

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 394

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

69

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 323

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

46

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 237

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

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TRAZODONE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

43

patients, 6% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

90

patients, 13% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

67

patients, 10% of all patients

A
TIZANIDINE HCL 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOCETIRIZINE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

AZELASTINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

57

patients, 8% of all patients

A
SPIRIVA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
CITALOPRAM HBR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A
NIFEDICAL XL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

<11
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

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 Sept. 18, 2015.
  • 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.