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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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15,609Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$920K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
695 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
96% Patients 65 Years and Older

6% 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

$984K

2014

$936K

2015

$920K

2016

Number of Claims

15,330

2014

15,663

2015

15,609

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 568

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

551

prescriptions.

105

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 550

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

545

prescriptions.

99

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 525

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

501

prescriptions.

94

patients, 14% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 517

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

486

prescriptions.

93

patients, 13% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 468

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

457

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 431

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

398

prescriptions.

78

patients, 11% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 395

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

383

prescriptions.

73

patients, 11% of all patients

METOPROLOL TARTRATE 305

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

282

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 291

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

286

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 266

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

247

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 241

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

51

patients, 7% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 234

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

229

prescriptions.

48

patients, 7% of all patients

DULOXETINE HCL 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

200

prescriptions.

35

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN 204

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

193

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 199

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

199

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

LOSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 196

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

196

prescriptions.

30

patients, 4% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 185

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

185

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 181

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

176

prescriptions.

61

patients, 9% of all patients

O
FENOFIBRATE* 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

DICLOFENAC SODIUM 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 172

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

167

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 164

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

164

prescriptions.

32

patients, 5% of all patients

VALSARTAN-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 163

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

150

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

IBANDRONATE SODIUM 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

39

patients, 6% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 159

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

159

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE-BENAZEPRIL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

28

patients, 4% of all patients

TRAMADOL HCL 158

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

153

prescriptions.

40

patients, 6% of all patients

O
SYNTHROID 152

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

MELOXICAM 149

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

137

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 141

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

25

patients, 4% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

140

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

CRESTOR 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

33

patients, 5% of all patients

BENAZEPRIL HCL 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

138

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 136

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

136

prescriptions.

27

patients, 4% of all patients

ZOLPIDEM TARTRATE 130

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 126

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 123

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

118

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 122

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

117

prescriptions.

34

patients, 5% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE ER 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

100

prescriptions.

19

patients, 3% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 116

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

116

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 114

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

ATENOLOL 112

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

112

prescriptions.

22

patients, 3% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 110

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

105

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

109

prescriptions.

26

patients, 4% of all patients

ENALAPRIL MALEATE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

88

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

DOXAZOSIN MESYLATE 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

87

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

PREDNISONE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

42

patients, 6% of all patients

MIRTAZAPINE 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

CARTIA XT 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

DIAZEPAM 75

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

67

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 72

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

JANUVIA 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

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FLUOXETINE HCL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

RAMIPRIL 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

66

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

VESICARE 69

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

12

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

<11
GLIMEPIRIDE 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

<11
ROSUVASTATIN CALCIUM 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 3% of all patients

CIPROFLOXACIN HCL 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

47

patients, 7% of all patients

A
ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

<11
GLIPIZIDE 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

<11
MONTELUKAST SODIUM 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

<11
IPRATROPIUM BROMIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

42

prescriptions.

18

patients, 3% of all patients

NEXIUM 52

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

52

prescriptions.

<11
DILTIAZEM 24HR ER 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

51

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ALFUZOSIN HCL ER 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

<11
FINASTERIDE 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

50

prescriptions.

11

patients, 2% of all patients

CELECOXIB 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 Oct. 23, 2017.
  • 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.