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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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15,308Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$942K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,418 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

3% 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

$961K

2014

$902K

2015

$942K

2016

Number of Claims

16,123

2014

15,913

2015

15,308

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.

10

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 1,019

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

992

prescriptions.

281

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 826

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

815

prescriptions.

250

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 680

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

675

prescriptions.

205

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 644

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

203

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 643

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

638

prescriptions.

198

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

113

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 334

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

107

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 312

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

93

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 294

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

294

prescriptions.

86

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 259

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

204

patients, 14% of all patients

A
HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 257

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

80

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 249

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

77

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

65

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 226

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

84

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

161

patients, 11% of all patients

A
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

59

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

99

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LORAZEPAM 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

57

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

56

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

38

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

63

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

45

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

CALCITONIN-SALMON 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

35

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

77

patients, 5% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

32

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

48

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

30

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

21

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

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 Sept. 24, 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.