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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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11,859Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$844K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
404 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
94% Patients 65 Years and Older

25% 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

$728K

2014

$809K

2015

$844K

2016

Number of Claims

11,381

2014

11,560

2015

11,859

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.

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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 482

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

433

prescriptions.

99

patients, 25% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 352

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

333

prescriptions.

67

patients, 17% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

318

prescriptions.

61

patients, 15% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 339

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

334

prescriptions.

66

patients, 16% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 279

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

254

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 277

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

272

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 275

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

270

prescriptions.

64

patients, 16% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 247

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

222

prescriptions.

52

patients, 13% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 244

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

206

prescriptions.

51

patients, 13% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 240

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

224

prescriptions.

49

patients, 12% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 224

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

186

prescriptions.

34

patients, 8% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 210

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

205

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 176

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 167

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

37

patients, 9% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

139

prescriptions.

33

patients, 8% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

134

prescriptions.

38

patients, 9% of all patients

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METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

27

patients, 7% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 137

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

132

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

53

patients, 13% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

ESCITALOPRAM OXALATE 125

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

120

prescriptions.

28

patients, 7% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

31

patients, 8% of all patients

ATENOLOL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

107

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

113

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

22

patients, 5% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

PREDNISONE 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

48

patients, 12% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

98

prescriptions.

70

patients, 17% of all patients

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WARFARIN SODIUM 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

104

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 108

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

108

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 103

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

83

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

LYRICA 99

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 96

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

25

patients, 6% of all patients

JANUVIA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

16

patients, 4% of all patients

QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 90

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

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SPIRONOLACTONE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

86

prescriptions.

19

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 85

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

85

prescriptions.

17

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 82

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

20

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 76

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

15

patients, 4% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 74

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

54

patients, 13% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 73

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

26

patients, 6% of all patients

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VENTOLIN HFA 70

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

18

patients, 4% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

44

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

BUSPIRONE HCL 67

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 66

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

<11
TRIAMCINOLONE ACETONIDE 64

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 63

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 62

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

13

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

MEMANTINE HCL 61

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

<11
NAMENDA XR 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

<11
ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 60

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

21

patients, 5% of all patients

PROPRANOLOL HCL 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

40

patients, 10% of all patients

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DIGOXIN 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ALLOPURINOL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
XARELTO 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

55

prescriptions.

<11
ELIQUIS 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

54

prescriptions.

<11
FENTANYL 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11 O
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

38

prescriptions.

36

patients, 9% of all patients

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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 Feb. 16, 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.