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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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14,898Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.43M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
977 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
88% Patients 65 Years and Older

23% 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

$1.87M

2014

$1.63M

2015

$1.43M

2016

Number of Claims

15,443

2014

15,086

2015

14,898

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 637

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

554

prescriptions.

154

patients, 16% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 449

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

399

prescriptions.

123

patients, 13% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 412

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

364

prescriptions.

111

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

360

prescriptions.

105

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 380

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

355

prescriptions.

109

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 353

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

102

patients, 10% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 351

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

313

prescriptions.

97

patients, 10% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 342

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

297

prescriptions.

86

patients, 9% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 296

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

277

prescriptions.

87

patients, 9% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

227

prescriptions.

78

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 258

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

240

prescriptions.

72

patients, 7% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

191

prescriptions.

58

patients, 6% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

194

prescriptions.

77

patients, 8% of all patients

O
POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

71

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 201

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

180

prescriptions.

65

patients, 7% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 198

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

163

prescriptions.

132

patients, 14% of all patients

A
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 192

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

187

prescriptions.

57

patients, 6% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 184

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

158

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

175

prescriptions.

46

patients, 5% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

44

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 166

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

CEFDINIR 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

106

patients, 11% of all patients

A
TEMAZEPAM 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

148

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

42

patients, 4% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

45

patients, 5% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 131

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ATENOLOL 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

DOXYCYCLINE HYCLATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

75

patients, 8% of all patients

A
HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

97

prescriptions.

59

patients, 6% of all patients

O
AZITHROMYCIN 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

61

patients, 6% of all patients

A
PAROXETINE HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

31

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 115

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

30

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

93

prescriptions.

49

patients, 5% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 104

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

73

patients, 7% of all patients

A
TAMSULOSIN HCL 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 102

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

89

prescriptions.

24

patients, 2% of all patients

BUPROPION XL 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 100

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

95

prescriptions.

22

patients, 2% of all patients

SYNTHROID 92

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

21

patients, 2% of all patients

NITROFURANTOIN MONO-MACRO 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

53

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CLONAZEPAM 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

81

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN-CLAVULANATE POTASS 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

62

patients, 6% of all patients

A
JANUVIA 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

52

patients, 5% of all patients

A
CRESTOR 74

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

KETOCONAZOLE 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

39

patients, 4% of all patients

CEPHALEXIN 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

38

patients, 4% of all patients

A
FLUCONAZOLE 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

40

patients, 4% of all patients

LOVASTATIN 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

43

patients, 4% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

43

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

SPIRIVA 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

13

patients, 1% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
DONEPEZIL HCL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

OMEGA-3 ACID ETHYL ESTERS 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

VALACYCLOVIR 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

FINASTERIDE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

14

patients, 1% of all patients

ELIQUIS 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

<11
GEMFIBROZIL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

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 Aug. 31, 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.