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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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14,454Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$545K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
560 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
89% Patients 65 Years and Older

14% 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

$537K

2014

$574K

2015

$545K

2016

Number of Claims

13,769

2014

14,400

2015

14,454

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 661

prescriptions, 5% of all prescriptions

640

prescriptions.

118

patients, 21% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 591

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

572

prescriptions.

121

patients, 22% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 543

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

510

prescriptions.

98

patients, 18% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 467

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

453

prescriptions.

97

patients, 17% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 457

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

442

prescriptions.

91

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 424

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

410

prescriptions.

69

patients, 12% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 406

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

401

prescriptions.

78

patients, 14% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

324

prescriptions.

92

patients, 16% of all patients

O
METFORMIN HCL 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

48

patients, 9% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 325

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

320

prescriptions.

57

patients, 10% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 276

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

276

prescriptions.

47

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 263

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

248

prescriptions.

51

patients, 9% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 215

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

54

patients, 10% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 214

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

209

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ATENOLOL 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 210

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

210

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 189

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

172

prescriptions.

32

patients, 6% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

177

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 170

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 168

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 132

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

26

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

122

prescriptions.

23

patients, 4% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 127

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 120

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 113

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

20

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

38

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

15

patients, 3% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

102

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

ADVAIR DISKUS 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

TIZANIDINE HCL 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

42

patients, 8% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

33

patients, 6% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

17

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

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TAMSULOSIN HCL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

22

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

27

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

21

patients, 4% of all patients

ATENOLOL-CHLORTHALIDONE 78

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 75

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

39

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

JANUVIA 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

<11
DULOXETINE HCL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
CARVEDILOL 65

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

16

patients, 3% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

41

patients, 7% of all patients

A
LABETALOL HCL 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ACYCLOVIR 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

28

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
BUPROPION XL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

<11
SYNTHROID 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
DICYCLOMINE HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 3% of all patients

IMIPRAMINE HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

35

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ROPINIROLE 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 May 2, 2010.
  • 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.