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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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19,632Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.02M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
797 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

19% 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

$939K

2014

$914K

2015

$1.02M

2016

Number of Claims

20,352

2014

19,806

2015

19,632

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.

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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.

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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 1,111

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

993

prescriptions.

171

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 881

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

806

prescriptions.

142

patients, 18% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 838

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

733

prescriptions.

141

patients, 18% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 836

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

823

prescriptions.

152

patients, 19% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 697

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

623

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 628

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

564

prescriptions.

119

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 563

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

87

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 396

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

84

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

92

patients, 12% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 355

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

350

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 327

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 300

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 285

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 279

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 250

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

CEFDINIR 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

159

patients, 20% of all patients

A
CLOPIDOGREL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

160

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

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MIRTAZAPINE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

INDAPAMIDE 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

88

patients, 11% of all patients

A
PREDNISONE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

CRESTOR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

P
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

A
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

<11
BYSTOLIC 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

<11
CARTIA XT 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

A
GLIPIZIDE ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

<11
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

A
LORAZEPAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

11

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 Jan. 25, 2008.
  • 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.