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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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12,793Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$877K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,116 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% Patients 65 Years and Older

7% 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

$920K

2014

$1.09M

2015

$877K

2016

Number of Claims

12,816

2014

14,375

2015

12,793

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 853

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

831

prescriptions.

244

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 571

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

557

prescriptions.

171

patients, 15% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 569

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

569

prescriptions.

172

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 488

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

483

prescriptions.

143

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 480

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

138

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 432

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

119

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

382

prescriptions.

126

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

94

patients, 8% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 222

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

72

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 212

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 201

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

61

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

169

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

60

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

46

patients, 4% of all patients

CELECOXIB 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

83

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

69

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

O
CRESTOR 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

RALOXIFENE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 65

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

O
LOVASTATIN 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

A
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

ZETIA 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% 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 July 8, 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.