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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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23,787Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,086 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
86% Patients 65 Years and Older

39% 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

$1.18M

2014

$1.26M

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

24,604

2014

25,362

2015

23,787

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 1,289

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

1,197

prescriptions.

214

patients, 20% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 1,057

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

925

prescriptions.

234

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 1,023

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

900

prescriptions.

218

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 935

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

819

prescriptions.

218

patients, 20% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 884

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

820

prescriptions.

192

patients, 18% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 738

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

639

prescriptions.

167

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 676

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

628

prescriptions.

140

patients, 13% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 652

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

586

prescriptions.

142

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 590

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

542

prescriptions.

134

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 563

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

495

prescriptions.

126

patients, 12% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 478

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

458

prescriptions.

106

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 462

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

104

patients, 10% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 450

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

414

prescriptions.

99

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 403

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

80

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 390

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

365

prescriptions.

85

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 373

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

75

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 344

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

81

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 321

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

78

patients, 7% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 306

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 300

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

269

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

O
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 288

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

245

prescriptions.

100

patients, 9% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 281

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

58

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 277

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

63

patients, 6% of all patients

MELOXICAM 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

112

patients, 10% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 259

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 258

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 247

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

220

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 213

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

184

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

179

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 165

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

125

patients, 12% of all patients

A
CITALOPRAM HBR 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

50

patients, 5% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

O
MEMANTINE HCL 134

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

23

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 115

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 110

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 108

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

88

patients, 8% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 107

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 103

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 101

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 98

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 94

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

33

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

67

patients, 6% of all patients

A
TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PIOGLITAZONE HCL 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

<11
CEPHALEXIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

NOVOLIN N 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

MECLIZINE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

LANTUS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
LACTULOSE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

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 Jan. 28, 2008.
  • 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.