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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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16,797Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$1.55M Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
796 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

8% 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

$1.3M

2014

$1.43M

2015

$1.55M

2016

Number of Claims

15,806

2014

16,133

2015

16,797

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 664

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

644

prescriptions.

135

patients, 17% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 495

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

461

prescriptions.

118

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 479

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

455

prescriptions.

111

patients, 14% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 420

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

384

prescriptions.

106

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 410

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

385

prescriptions.

108

patients, 14% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 387

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

359

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 379

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

346

prescriptions.

100

patients, 13% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

295

prescriptions.

62

patients, 8% of all patients

O
ATENOLOL 347

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

332

prescriptions.

77

patients, 10% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 339

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

322

prescriptions.

86

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 311

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

291

prescriptions.

78

patients, 10% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

250

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 287

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 283

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

278

prescriptions.

68

patients, 9% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 272

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

65

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 261

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

256

prescriptions.

64

patients, 8% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 246

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

202

prescriptions.

63

patients, 8% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 203

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

198

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 197

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 190

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

O
PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 177

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 171

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

56

patients, 7% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

156

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

145

prescriptions.

49

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 150

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

61

patients, 8% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 142

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

O
MELOXICAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

44

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

ZETIA 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

130

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

SPIRONOLACTONE 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

128

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

124

prescriptions.

37

patients, 5% of all patients

JANUVIA 128

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

36

patients, 5% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

123

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

IRBESARTAN 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 119

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

KLOR-CON M20 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

NIFEDIPINE ER 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

110

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

VALSARTAN 105

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

SYNTHROID 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

103

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDRALAZINE HCL 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

90

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 88

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 84

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 83

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FENOFIBRATE* 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 82

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 80

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

BENICAR 78

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 76

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

76

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A
ELIQUIS 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

IBUPROFEN 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

58

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVEMIR FLEXTOUCH 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

NIFEDICAL XL 68

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

AMOXICILLIN 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

51

patients, 6% of all patients

A
VERAPAMIL ER 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CELECOXIB 63

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAMIPEXOLE DIHYDROCHLORIDE 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

49

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

HUMALOG KWIKPEN U-100 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

62

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

BYSTOLIC 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

29

patients, 4% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

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LANTUS SOLOSTAR 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

QUINAPRIL HCL 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

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 Nov. 8, 2016.
  • 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.