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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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19,614Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$865K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
729 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
84% Patients 65 Years and Older

42% 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

$842K

2014

$837K

2015

$865K

2016

Number of Claims

18,506

2014

18,602

2015

19,614

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 856

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

788

prescriptions.

103

patients, 14% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 598

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

536

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

96

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 509

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

104

patients, 14% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 463

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

388

prescriptions.

70

patients, 10% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

83

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 461

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

379

prescriptions.

65

patients, 9% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 446

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 425

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

76

patients, 10% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 416

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 407

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

352

prescriptions.

73

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

60

patients, 8% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 374

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

340

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

88

patients, 12% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 290

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 282

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

257

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 278

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

49

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

237

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

58

patients, 8% of all patients

O
GABAPENTIN 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 256

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

232

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 254

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

152

patients, 21% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 248

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 239

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

188

prescriptions.

50

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

41

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 175

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

MELOXICAM 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

CRESTOR 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

128

patients, 18% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

P
ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

59

patients, 8% of all patients

A
NAMENDA XR 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 96

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

<11
ATENOLOL 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

SYMBICORT 81

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

30

prescriptions.

<11
VERAPAMIL ER 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

56

patients, 8% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

53

patients, 7% of all patients

A
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

O
SPIRIVA 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
JANTOVEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
PROAIR HFA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE ER 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
DOXEPIN HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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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 Feb. 5, 2013.
  • 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.