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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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17,735Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$960K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
828 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
95% Patients 65 Years and Older

21% 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

$911K

2014

$873K

2015

$960K

2016

Number of Claims

18,896

2014

17,269

2015

17,735

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 1,092

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

1,052

prescriptions.

218

patients, 26% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 797

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

768

prescriptions.

172

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 710

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

684

prescriptions.

163

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 552

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

523

prescriptions.

129

patients, 16% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 528

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

471

prescriptions.

101

patients, 12% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 422

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

417

prescriptions.

105

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 386

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

381

prescriptions.

77

patients, 9% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 359

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

354

prescriptions.

83

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 357

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

82

patients, 10% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

ATENOLOL 307

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

296

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 303

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

298

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 301

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

76

patients, 9% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 299

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 290

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

285

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 269

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 241

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

52

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 240

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 236

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

54

patients, 7% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

212

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

204

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

47

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 195

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

161

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

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SERTRALINE HCL 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 183

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

178

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

TERAZOSIN HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

71

patients, 9% of all patients

A
SPIRONOLACTONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

SYMBICORT 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

O
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

A
FLUOXETINE HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
PROPRANOLOL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

O
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MELOXICAM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FENTANYL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 O
SPIRIVA 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

15

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 July 20, 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.