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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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22,162Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.32M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,173 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

31% 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

$1.17M

2014

$1.48M

2015

$1.32M

2016

Number of Claims

26,621

2014

26,746

2015

22,162

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 1,094

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,018

prescriptions.

225

patients, 19% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 706

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

646

prescriptions.

198

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 698

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

556

prescriptions.

174

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 681

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

563

prescriptions.

184

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 669

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

579

prescriptions.

198

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 613

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

559

prescriptions.

185

patients, 16% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 593

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

548

prescriptions.

174

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 570

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

503

prescriptions.

177

patients, 15% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 539

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

491

prescriptions.

151

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 482

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

372

prescriptions.

110

patients, 9% of all patients

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FUROSEMIDE 439

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

404

prescriptions.

136

patients, 12% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 427

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

363

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 423

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

325

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 419

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

142

patients, 12% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 401

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

386

prescriptions.

85

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 380

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

356

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 333

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 331

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

101

patients, 9% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 326

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 309

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

309

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 296

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

252

prescriptions.

97

patients, 8% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 292

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

259

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 266

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

82

patients, 7% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

189

prescriptions.

64

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

79

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

77

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

O
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 237

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

62

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

65

patients, 6% of all patients

SYMBICORT 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

47

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 182

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

MORPHINE SULFATE ER 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

O
SPIRIVA 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 178

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

49

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 157

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

41

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

BACLOFEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA RESPIMAT 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

17

patients, 1% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

SYNTHROID 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
OPANA ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

<11 O
JANUVIA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

A
ONDANSETRON HCL* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

BREO ELLIPTA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
FLOVENT HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

16

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 June 28, 2018.
  • 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.