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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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18,779Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.11M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
1,196 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
92% 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

$972K

2014

$1.03M

2015

$1.11M

2016

Number of Claims

17,312

2014

18,055

2015

18,779

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 820

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

734

prescriptions.

203

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 734

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

694

prescriptions.

205

patients, 17% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 710

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

670

prescriptions.

185

patients, 15% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 633

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

546

prescriptions.

143

patients, 12% of all patients

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LISINOPRIL 598

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

182

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 573

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

506

prescriptions.

164

patients, 14% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 523

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

475

prescriptions.

140

patients, 12% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 503

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

485

prescriptions.

137

patients, 11% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 490

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

141

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 488

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

443

prescriptions.

136

patients, 11% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 453

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

416

prescriptions.

120

patients, 10% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 356

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

345

prescriptions.

96

patients, 8% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 346

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

261

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

234

prescriptions.

75

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 285

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

260

prescriptions.

73

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 275

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

87

patients, 7% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 260

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

246

prescriptions.

86

patients, 7% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 244

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

71

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 243

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

238

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

53

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 231

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

74

patients, 6% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 230

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

215

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

45

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

154

prescriptions.

44

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 186

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

35

patients, 3% of all patients

O
ALLOPURINOL 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

55

patients, 5% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 174

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

59

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 173

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

168

prescriptions.

39

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 156

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

52

patients, 4% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 147

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

142

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

AMIODARONE HCL 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

36

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

37

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 117

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

32

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

34

patients, 3% of all patients

SPIRIVA 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

101

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

28

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 98

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

25

patients, 2% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOXIN 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 92

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 88

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

56

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 87

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

76

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 86

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

29

patients, 2% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

40

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 77

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

P
CARISOPRODOL 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

<11
LANTUS SOLOSTAR 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 2% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

66

patients, 6% of all patients

A
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVETIRACETAM 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

PRIMIDONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
VENTOLIN HFA 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

27

patients, 2% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

48

patients, 4% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

16

patients, 1% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
JANUVIA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

15

patients, 1% of all patients

LYRICA 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

17

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 Aug. 20, 2009.
  • 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.