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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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17,702Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$979K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
890 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
76% Patients 65 Years and Older

49% 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

$932K

2014

$982K

2015

$979K

2016

Number of Claims

15,785

2014

16,922

2015

17,702

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 842

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

598

prescriptions.

149

patients, 17% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 708

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

139

patients, 16% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 636

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

329

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 563

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

424

prescriptions.

124

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 459

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

371

prescriptions.

105

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 420

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

94

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 358

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

71

patients, 8% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 343

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 340

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

284

prescriptions.

64

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

70

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

62

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

O
TRAMADOL HCL 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

O
TAMSULOSIN HCL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CARVEDILOL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

121

patients, 14% of all patients

A
IBUPROFEN 153

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

43

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

LACTULOSE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

82

patients, 9% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLOTRIMAZOLE-BETAMETHASONE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SILVER SULFADIAZINE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR CD 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

MUPIROCIN* 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

RISPERIDONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

27

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

P
LYRICA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

17

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRIVA 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CARBAMAZEPINE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
JANTOVEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11 P
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

15

prescriptions.

<11
BUSPIRONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
NIFEDIPINE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
OLANZAPINE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11 P
KETOCONAZOLE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

11

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

<11
LEVETIRACETAM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

<11 <11
XARELTO 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
PAROXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
CELECOXIB 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

23

prescriptions.

<11
METHYLPREDNISOLONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

<11
BUMETANIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

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 Aug. 21, 2009.
  • 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.