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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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15,820Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$874K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
801 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
80% Patients 65 Years and Older

43% 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

$710K

2014

$902K

2015

$874K

2016

Number of Claims

13,439

2014

15,808

2015

15,820

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 823

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

681

prescriptions.

190

patients, 24% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 630

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

525

prescriptions.

163

patients, 20% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 419

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

361

prescriptions.

134

patients, 17% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 409

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

290

prescriptions.

108

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 404

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

319

prescriptions.

125

patients, 16% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 394

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

312

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

O
OMEPRAZOLE 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

109

patients, 14% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

271

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 324

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

211

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 310

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 306

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

231

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 273

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

217

prescriptions.

92

patients, 11% of all patients

ACETAMINOPHEN-CODEINE 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

O
GLIMEPIRIDE 254

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

66

patients, 8% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 251

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

183

prescriptions.

94

patients, 12% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 250

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

195

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 243

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 229

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

72

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 220

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

173

prescriptions.

58

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 212

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

55

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 208

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 202

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

45

patients, 6% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 146

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

39

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

34

patients, 4% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

70

patients, 9% of all patients

A
PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

68

patients, 8% of all patients

A
WARFARIN SODIUM 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

25

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

JANTOVEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

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SYNTHROID 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BACLOFEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NAPROXEN 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

41

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LYRICA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

SPIRIVA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

CRESTOR 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CYCLOBENZAPRINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

19

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

31

prescriptions.

12

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 June 19, 2017.
  • 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.