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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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19,108Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.46M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
603 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
83% Patients 65 Years and Older

45% 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

$1.23M

2014

$1.33M

2015

$1.46M

2016

Number of Claims

20,543

2014

18,884

2015

19,108

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 1,078

prescriptions, 6% of all prescriptions

938

prescriptions.

132

patients, 22% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 584

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

550

prescriptions.

88

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

459

prescriptions.

101

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 583

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

512

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 573

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

462

prescriptions.

102

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 536

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

449

prescriptions.

91

patients, 15% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 429

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

336

prescriptions.

77

patients, 13% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 395

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

315

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

274

prescriptions.

60

patients, 10% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 341

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

283

prescriptions.

56

patients, 9% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 319

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

292

prescriptions.

48

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 315

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

64

patients, 11% of all patients

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PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

57

patients, 9% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 297

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

221

prescriptions.

62

patients, 10% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 286

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 262

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

192

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 255

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

218

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

O
PIOGLITAZONE HCL 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 224

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

197

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 216

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 207

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

171

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 206

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

146

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

INVOKANA 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

36

patients, 6% of all patients

TRADJENTA 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 188

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

40

patients, 7% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

147

prescriptions.

63

patients, 10% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

29

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 155

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

119

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 154

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

37

patients, 6% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 151

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

131

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 144

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

24

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

135

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

NEXIUM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

JANUVIA 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ELIQUIS 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

99

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

30

patients, 5% of all patients

CHLORTHALIDONE 93

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

DEXILANT 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

LINZESS 90

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 89

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ULORIC 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

XARELTO 85

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

TRULICITY 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 84

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

69

patients, 11% of all patients

A
LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 79

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

DIGOX 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
SPIRONOLACTONE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

49

patients, 8% of all patients

A
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

53

patients, 9% of all patients

A
FINASTERIDE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BRINTELLIX 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
VICTOZA 3-PAK 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

52

patients, 9% of all patients

A
KLOR-CON M20 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
LIVALO 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
PRADAXA 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

BD ULTRA-FINE PEN NEEDLE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
BENICAR 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
METFORMIN HCL ER 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRIC ACID* 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

<11
DIGOXIN 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% 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 5, 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.