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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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14,893Medicare Part D Prescriptions Filled, Including Refills
$866K Total Retail Price of All Prescriptions
835 Patients Receiving at Least One Drug in Part D
70% Patients 65 Years and Older

62% 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

$897K

2014

$851K

2015

$866K

2016

Number of Claims

16,551

2014

15,361

2015

14,893

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 586

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

497

prescriptions.

122

patients, 15% of all patients

LISINOPRIL 586

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

377

prescriptions.

125

patients, 15% of all patients

SIMVASTATIN 566

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

431

prescriptions.

104

patients, 12% of all patients

OMEPRAZOLE 540

prescriptions, 4% of all prescriptions

375

prescriptions.

114

patients, 14% of all patients

AMLODIPINE BESYLATE 500

prescriptions, 3% of all prescriptions

436

prescriptions.

98

patients, 12% of all patients

CITALOPRAM HBR 371

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

273

prescriptions.

80

patients, 10% of all patients

MONTELUKAST SODIUM 370

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

236

prescriptions.

86

patients, 10% of all patients

ATORVASTATIN CALCIUM 349

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

280

prescriptions.

79

patients, 9% of all patients

HYDROCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 321

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

243

prescriptions.

123

patients, 15% of all patients

O
METOPROLOL TARTRATE 274

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

235

prescriptions.

61

patients, 7% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL 256

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

165

prescriptions.

54

patients, 6% of all patients

GABAPENTIN 234

prescriptions, 2% of all prescriptions

133

prescriptions.

59

patients, 7% of all patients

ALPRAZOLAM 217

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

152

prescriptions.

67

patients, 8% of all patients

FUROSEMIDE 209

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

166

prescriptions.

57

patients, 7% of all patients

WARFARIN SODIUM 205

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

126

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

PAROXETINE HCL 180

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

115

prescriptions.

33

patients, 4% of all patients

METOPROLOL SUCCINATE 179

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

151

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

POTASSIUM CHLORIDE 169

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

144

prescriptions.

46

patients, 6% of all patients

TAMSULOSIN HCL 161

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

143

prescriptions.

40

patients, 5% of all patients

ATENOLOL 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

94

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 148

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

111

prescriptions.

32

patients, 4% of all patients

PROAIR HFA 145

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

75

prescriptions.

37

patients, 4% of all patients

ISOSORBIDE MONONITRATE ER 143

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

125

prescriptions.

31

patients, 4% of all patients

SYMBICORT 140

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

CLOPIDOGREL 139

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

114

prescriptions.

41

patients, 5% of all patients

MELOXICAM 138

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

PANTOPRAZOLE SODIUM 135

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

38

patients, 5% of all patients

SERTRALINE HCL 133

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

79

prescriptions.

35

patients, 4% of all patients

VALSARTAN 129

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

106

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

DONEPEZIL HCL 121

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

121

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

RANITIDINE HCL 118

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

CRESTOR 111

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

80

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

AZITHROMYCIN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

82

prescriptions.

90

patients, 11% of all patients

A
OXYCODONE-ACETAMINOPHEN 109

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

91

prescriptions.

42

patients, 5% of all patients

O
LOSARTAN POTASSIUM 107

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

92

prescriptions.

26

patients, 3% of all patients

PREDNISONE 106

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

84

prescriptions.

50

patients, 6% of all patients

LORAZEPAM 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

96

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

LEVOFLOXACIN 101

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

75

patients, 9% of all patients

A
QUETIAPINE FUMARATE 97

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

72

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

P
VENLAFAXINE HCL ER 95

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

CARVEDILOL 94

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

74

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

METHYLPREDNISOLONE 93

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

68

prescriptions.

74

patients, 9% of all patients

JANUVIA 91

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

69

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRIAMTERENE-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZID 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

77

prescriptions.

27

patients, 3% of all patients

CLONAZEPAM 89

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

25

patients, 3% of all patients

LANTUS 87

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

71

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUTICASONE PROPIONATE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

60

prescriptions.

24

patients, 3% of all patients

GLIPIZIDE 86

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

73

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

ALENDRONATE SODIUM 83

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

78

prescriptions.

21

patients, 3% of all patients

GEMFIBROZIL 81

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

45

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

LISINOPRIL-HYDROCHLOROTHIAZIDE 80

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

53

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

FLUOXETINE HCL 79

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ALLOPURINOL 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

64

prescriptions.

16

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE ER 77

prescriptions, 1% of all prescriptions

63

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

AMITRIPTYLINE HCL 73

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

FAMOTIDINE* 71

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

ROPINIROLE HCL 70

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

65

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

COMBIVENT RESPIMAT 67

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

26

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% of all patients

METFORMIN HCL ER 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

61

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

LANTUS SOLOSTAR 66

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

21

prescriptions.

<11
ADVAIR DISKUS 64

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

59

prescriptions.

17

patients, 2% of all patients

TRAZODONE HCL 62

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

15

patients, 2% of all patients

OXYCODONE HCL 61

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

19

patients, 2% of all patients

O
AMOXICILLIN 60

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

40

prescriptions.

48

patients, 6% of all patients

A
SULFAMETHOXAZOLE-TRIMETHOPRIM 59

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

47

prescriptions.

36

patients, 4% of all patients

A
ZETIA 58

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

28

prescriptions.

<11
TRAMADOL HCL 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

28

patients, 3% of all patients

O
DIGOXIN 57

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

57

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

NEXIUM 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

14

patients, 2% of all patients

ELIQUIS 56

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

56

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

CLONIDINE HCL 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

18

patients, 2% of all patients

VENTOLIN HFA 55

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

23

patients, 3% of all patients

CARBIDOPA-LEVODOPA 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

37

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

GLIMEPIRIDE 54

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

33

prescriptions.

<11
INSULIN SYRINGE* 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

48

prescriptions.

<11
OXYBUTYNIN CHLORIDE 53

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

34

prescriptions.

11

patients, 1% of all patients

TEMAZEPAM 51

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

46

prescriptions.

20

patients, 2% of all patients

PRAVASTATIN SODIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

36

prescriptions.

12

patients, 1% of all patients

ESOMEPRAZOLE MAGNESIUM 50

prescriptions, 0% of all prescriptions

35

prescriptions.

13

patients, 2% 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 April 2, 2008.
  • 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.