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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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12,760Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$636K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
416 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

32% 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

$586K

2014

$559K

2015

$636K

2016

Number of Claims

12,473

2014

11,835

2015

12,760

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 715

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

658

prescriptions.

94

patients, 23% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 506

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

476

prescriptions.

85

patients, 20% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 470

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

465

prescriptions.

86

patients, 21% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 413

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

374

prescriptions.

71

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 323

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

307

prescriptions.

63

patients, 15% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 278

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

50

patients, 12% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

265

prescriptions.

44

patients, 11% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

239

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 239

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

45

patients, 11% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 223

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

201

prescriptions.

42

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 220

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 219

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

214

prescriptions.

32

patients, 8% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 208

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

O
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

46

patients, 11% of all patients

O
FAMOTIDINE* 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

141

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

129

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

27

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

<11 P
PREDNISONE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

31

patients, 7% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

<11
CLONAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

A
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

<11
MECLIZINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TORSEMIDE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

67

patients, 16% of all patients

A
MELOXICAM 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

23

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

A
CLONIDINE HCL 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

<11
CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA ER 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
TIZANIDINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 69

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

POLYETHYLENE GLYCOL 3350 68

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

A
VENLAFAXINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
METOLAZONE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
FENOFIBRATE* 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

12

patients, 3% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

41

patients, 10% of all patients

A
GLIMEPIRIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% 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. 5, 2011.
  • 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.