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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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17,464Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$841K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
598 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

28% 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

$693K

2014

$788K

2015

$841K

2016

Number of Claims

14,036

2014

15,935

2015

17,464

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.

10

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
SIMVASTATIN 1,021

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

943

prescriptions.

140

patients, 23% of all patients

LEVOTHYROXINE SODIUM 821

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

737

prescriptions.

111

patients, 19% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 691

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

651

prescriptions.

102

patients, 17% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 530

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

484

prescriptions.

76

patients, 13% of all patients

MELOXICAM 464

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

429

prescriptions.

99

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 430

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

408

prescriptions.

71

patients, 12% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 414

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

376

prescriptions.

67

patients, 11% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 413

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

400

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 391

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

357

prescriptions.

58

patients, 10% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 388

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

341

prescriptions.

61

patients, 10% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 336

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

304

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 332

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 304

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

299

prescriptions.

59

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 295

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

42

patients, 7% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 271

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 265

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

228

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 261

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 251

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

207

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

VALSARTAN 223

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 200

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

174

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 193

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

NAPROXEN 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

34

patients, 6% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 124

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

82

patients, 14% of all patients

A
TRAMADOL HCL-ACETAMINOPHEN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

O
FINASTERIDE 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CRESTOR 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

O
GLIPIZIDE 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

A
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

66

patients, 11% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

O
ELIQUIS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

<11
LOVASTATIN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
HYDRALAZINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
METHOTREXATE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
ROPINIROLE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

<11
FLUOXETINE HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

<11
MEMANTINE HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
DIVALPROEX SODIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
DICLOFENAC SODIUM 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

CELECOXIB 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
RISPERIDONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11 P
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DEXILANT 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
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 11, 2007.
  • 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.