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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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20,762Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$587K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
521 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
90% Patients 65 Years and Older

55% 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

$574K

2014

$563K

2015

$587K

2016

Number of Claims

24,487

2014

23,192

2015

20,762

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 1,039

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

953

prescriptions.

124

patients, 24% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 932

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

851

prescriptions.

114

patients, 22% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 614

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

614

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 568

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

77

patients, 15% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 563

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

480

prescriptions.

70

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 554

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

418

prescriptions.

90

patients, 17% of all patients

O
CLOPIDOGREL 532

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

454

prescriptions.

56

patients, 11% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 487

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

321

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 484

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

415

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 483

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

65

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 472

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

380

prescriptions.

74

patients, 14% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 443

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 436

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

403

prescriptions.

55

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 397

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

326

prescriptions.

47

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 366

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 354

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

349

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

353

prescriptions.

36

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 330

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

303

prescriptions.

45

patients, 9% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 303

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

275

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 297

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

281

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 294

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

267

prescriptions.

62

patients, 12% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 270

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 265

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

242

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 242

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

213

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 233

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

44

patients, 8% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 228

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

223

prescriptions.

34

patients, 7% of all patients

NAMENDA XR 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

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DONEPEZIL HCL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

190

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 194

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

162

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

DIVALPROEX SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

<11
FAMOTIDINE* 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

P
MELOXICAM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

SUCRALFATE 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

<11
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

<11
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 99

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

25

patients, 5% of all patients

ARIPIPRAZOLE 97

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

<11 P
RISPERIDONE 95

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

<11 P
TEMAZEPAM 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 91

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

VERAPAMIL ER 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DICYCLOMINE HCL 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

<11
DIAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

<11
ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

19

patients, 4% of all patients

PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

46

patients, 9% of all patients

A
LEVOFLOXACIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

39

patients, 7% of all patients

A
FENOFIBRATE* 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

XARELTO 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

A
CARTIA XT 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

OLANZAPINE 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11 P
GLIPIZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
ZETIA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

29

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BUMETANIDE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
RIVASTIGMINE* 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
BACLOFEN 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

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 Jan. 11, 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.