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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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18,292Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$2.23M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,362 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

81% 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

$2.3M

2014

$2.43M

2015

$2.23M

2016

Number of Claims

18,973

2014

20,194

2015

18,292

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 634

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

567

prescriptions.

174

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 610

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

406

prescriptions.

168

patients, 12% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

395

prescriptions.

146

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 485

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

155

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

133

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

140

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

121

patients, 9% of all patients

CRESTOR 408

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

311

prescriptions.

124

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 385

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

133

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 383

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

111

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

127

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

216

prescriptions.

89

patients, 7% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

111

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

99

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

85

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 280

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

72

patients, 5% of all patients

LYRICA 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 274

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

55

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

70

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

NEXIUM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

TOUJEO SOLOSTAR 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUMET 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

47

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

VOLTAREN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

INVOKANA 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

87

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

DEXILANT 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

TRADJENTA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

BYDUREON 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ZETIA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

A
SYMBICORT 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

BYDUREON PEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

32

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

JANUMET XR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE-VALSARTAN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

ULTICARE PEN NEEDLE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

21

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 Dec. 13, 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.