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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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16,676Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$717K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
917 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$708K

2014

$722K

2015

$717K

2016

Number of Claims

15,015

2014

15,642

2015

16,676

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 1,141

prescriptions, 7% of all prescriptions

1,079

prescriptions.

179

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 1,005

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

914

prescriptions.

185

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 753

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

732

prescriptions.

130

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 707

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

625

prescriptions.

126

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 649

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

581

prescriptions.

111

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 618

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

574

prescriptions.

96

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 415

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

335

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

300

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

48

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

88

patients, 10% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

226

prescriptions.

66

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 222

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 221

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

182

prescriptions.

41

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 191

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 187

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

SYNTHROID 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

157

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ZETIA 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

O
LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

84

patients, 9% of all patients

A
ALENDRONATE SODIUM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

O
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

56

patients, 6% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BENICAR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% 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 March 1, 2017.
  • 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.