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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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20,521Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.47M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
791 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
79% Patients 65 Years and Older

37% 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

$1.5M

2014

$1.55M

2015

$1.47M

2016

Number of Claims

20,838

2014

22,082

2015

20,521

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 786

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

642

prescriptions.

134

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 680

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

124

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 633

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

123

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 615

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

126

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 574

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

366

prescriptions.

115

patients, 15% of all patients

O
ALPRAZOLAM 515

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

339

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

378

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 384

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

306

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 345

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 314

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 307

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

81

patients, 10% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 298

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

69

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 273

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 253

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
WARFARIN SODIUM 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

ZETIA 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DIAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

SUBOXONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

<11 12

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 102

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

P
MIRTAZAPINE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

TRADJENTA 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FENTANYL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

22

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

O
ELIQUIS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
MORPHINE SULFATE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11 O
FLUCONAZOLE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRIVA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

14

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

24

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

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 Oct. 15, 2011.
  • 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.