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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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17,895Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.06M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,017 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
97% 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

$1.04M

2014

$1.05M

2015

$1.06M

2016

Number of Claims

17,706

2014

18,194

2015

17,895

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 828

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

805

prescriptions.

165

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 670

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

665

prescriptions.

153

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 643

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

632

prescriptions.

155

patients, 15% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 560

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

549

prescriptions.

142

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 552

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

547

prescriptions.

132

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 538

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

533

prescriptions.

132

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 518

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

513

prescriptions.

120

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 433

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

402

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

393

prescriptions.

98

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 406

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

107

patients, 11% of all patients

ATENOLOL 372

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

367

prescriptions.

86

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

348

prescriptions.

83

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 326

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

92

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

262

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

84

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

64

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

208

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

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ALLOPURINOL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

170

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

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OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ZETIA 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

81

patients, 8% of all patients

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LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

29

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

MELOXICAM 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

PRADAXA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

CEFUROXIME 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

A
XARELTO 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

PREDNISONE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

47

patients, 5% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

VALSARTAN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

P
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLOG FLEXPEN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

TOPROL XL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCONTIN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

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FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

A
BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% 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 April 9, 2015.
  • 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.