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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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17,808Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$720K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
735 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$751K

2014

$707K

2015

$720K

2016

Number of Claims

16,650

2014

17,355

2015

17,808

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.

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 865

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

821

prescriptions.

142

patients, 19% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 633

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

594

prescriptions.

127

patients, 17% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 599

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

105

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

537

prescriptions.

91

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 543

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

520

prescriptions.

101

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 528

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

460

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 438

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

426

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 352

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

81

patients, 11% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 313

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

244

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 235

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 225

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

181

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CARTIA XT 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

O
DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

64

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
TEMAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
BENAZEPRIL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

52

patients, 7% of all patients

A
HYDRALAZINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
HYDROXYCHLOROQUINE SULFATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
IRBESARTAN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ADVAIR DISKUS 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
LEVOFLOXACIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

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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 Dec. 12, 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.