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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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16,360Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$928K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,377 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
98% Patients 65 Years and Older

9% 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

$744K

2014

$856K

2015

$928K

2016

Number of Claims

13,637

2014

15,470

2015

16,360

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 896

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

880

prescriptions.

256

patients, 19% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 746

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

733

prescriptions.

210

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 556

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

544

prescriptions.

170

patients, 12% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 546

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

541

prescriptions.

176

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 507

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

502

prescriptions.

152

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 474

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

469

prescriptions.

157

patients, 11% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 429

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

129

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 427

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

128

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 335

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

102

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

314

prescriptions.

105

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 309

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

101

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

86

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 286

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

83

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

73

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

258

prescriptions.

83

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

253

prescriptions.

74

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

94

patients, 7% of all patients

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 227

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

71

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

78

patients, 6% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

69

patients, 5% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

O
CITALOPRAM HBR 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

58

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

67

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

44

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

54

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

50

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

43

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

46

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

42

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE XL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

34

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

77

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ONDANSETRON HCL* 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

20

patients, 1% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

A
ADVAIR DISKUS 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

33

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

18

patients, 1% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ESTRADIOL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

31

patients, 2% of all patients

A
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

51

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

24

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 Jan. 24, 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.