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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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13,628Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.07M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
524 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

64% 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

$1.09M

2014

$1.14M

2015

$1.07M

2016

Number of Claims

14,608

2014

13,971

2015

13,628

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 582

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

535

prescriptions.

134

patients, 26% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 500

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

445

prescriptions.

85

patients, 16% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 393

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

81

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 388

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

107

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 372

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

96

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 349

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

93

patients, 18% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 348

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 322

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

69

patients, 13% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

68

patients, 13% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

40

patients, 8% of all patients

O
MIRTAZAPINE 211

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 206

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

87

patients, 17% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

37

patients, 7% of all patients

P
CARVEDILOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

52

patients, 10% of all patients

FENTANYL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

43

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

49

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

XARELTO 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

ULORIC 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

75

patients, 14% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

82

patients, 16% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

P
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

O
ELIQUIS 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

29

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

GENERLAC 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

A
SYNTHROID 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

BACLOFEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

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DIGOXIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

24

patients, 5% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% 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. 30, 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.