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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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13,965Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$625K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
656 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
87% Patients 65 Years and Older

27% 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

$663K

2014

$655K

2015

$625K

2016

Number of Claims

15,791

2014

15,343

2015

13,965

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.

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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 616

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

562

prescriptions.

137

patients, 21% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 571

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

509

prescriptions.

138

patients, 21% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 496

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

428

prescriptions.

125

patients, 19% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 478

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

111

patients, 17% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 421

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

330

prescriptions.

82

patients, 13% of all patients

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PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 364

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

293

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

59

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 320

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

279

prescriptions.

79

patients, 12% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

288

prescriptions.

84

patients, 13% of all patients

MELOXICAM 292

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

263

prescriptions.

89

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

251

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 270

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

65

patients, 10% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 253

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

233

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

ATENOLOL 252

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

225

prescriptions.

64

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 231

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

219

prescriptions.

53

patients, 8% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 221

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

203

prescriptions.

62

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

45

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

155

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

38

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 162

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

149

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 160

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

127

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

43

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

52

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

80

patients, 12% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

70

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ENALAPRIL MALEATE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 71

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

LYRICA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

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ROPINIROLE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

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ESTRADIOL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

VALSARTAN 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

METOCLOPRAMIDE HCL 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

44

patients, 7% of all patients

A
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

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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 April 16, 2018.
  • 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.