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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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18,403Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$732K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
989 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$782K

2014

$760K

2015

$732K

2016

Number of Claims

19,813

2014

19,973

2015

18,403

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 1,175

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,102

prescriptions.

178

patients, 18% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 921

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

827

prescriptions.

156

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 865

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

807

prescriptions.

156

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 828

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

747

prescriptions.

134

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 824

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

757

prescriptions.

127

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 768

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

704

prescriptions.

144

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 558

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 475

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 445

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

69

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 393

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

343

prescriptions.

68

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 338

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

305

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 268

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 245

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

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CITALOPRAM HBR 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

54

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LABETALOL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

O
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VENTOLIN HFA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
IRBESARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

16

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 Feb. 7, 2013.
  • 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.